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When the Raiders drafted Clelin Ferrell fourth

overall out of Clemson Kenny Stabler Jersey , they got a three-down right defensive end who can set the edge, stop the run and rush the passer equally well. He’s a guy you..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Raiders StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Raiders NewsYahoo Raiders Team PageYahoo Raiders ReportYahoo Raiders Depth ChartYahoo Raiders TransactionsYahoo Raiders PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Who will start at the other defensive end spot for the Raiders?New,165commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareWho will start at the other defensive end spot for the Raiders?Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY SportsWhen the Raiders drafted Clelin Ferrell fourth overall out of Clemson, they got a three-down right defensive end who can set the edge, stop the run and rush the passer equally well. He’s a guy you can stick at RDE and not worry about that position for the next five years at least. But the Raiders’ defensive end/edge rusher group was basically nonexistent by the end of last season, and someone has to man the left end position. Who does Oakland have that can step up into that role?Arden Key: The tall pass-rusher out of LSU was pressed into major duty last season after the trade of Khalil Mack, and he probably wasn’t quite ready for that. He’s the sort of guy Charles Barkley would refer to as “light in the ass”, meaning he didn’t have the frame or thickness necessary to deal with professional offensive tackles on a consistent basis. Key got plenty of pressures and hurries and QB hits, but only one sack. He’s probably best suited for situational pass-rush duty, and hopefully that’s where he ends up flourishing. Josh Mauro: Just about every one of Oakland’s initial free agency signings by Mike Mayock were known commodities who you could point to and say, “this guy will help the Raiders.” And then there was Josh Mauro, who everyone pointed to and said, “Who?”He’s been a rotational end for the past five seasons, and only has three sacks to his name. He excels at stopping the run George Blanda Jersey , but really hasn’t had enough playing time to come into his own. That may change with the Raiders, so hopefully we will see what he can do, if anything. Since the team has issues with both run and pass defense, he can certainly be of some use even if he doesn’t play the whole game.Benson Mayowa: He served with the Raiders for two years as a rotational end, and then went to Dallas in 2016 where he had his best season as a pro. Mayowa had six sacks and eight TFL that year, and last year found himself in Arizona where he picked up another four sacks. He’s certainly a smart pickup for a team which needs pass rushing off the edge, but can he handle a full-time starting role? The fact that he’s only started 15 games in six seasons shows that no coaching staff has trusted him as a team cornerstone yet. Alex Barrett: Maybe you don’t remember, but the Raiders signed this guy out of the San Diego Fleet of the AAF after it shut down. He got two sacks in eight games with the Fleet. Who knows what the Raiders have in him, but he’ll probably get plenty of preseason playing time to show off to the coaching staff.Maxx Crosby: Mad Maxx was clearly drafted to be the left defensive end of the future, but will he get there this season? He has the physique of a frat boy trying to pick up chicks on San Pedro Island on Spring Break, but his talent is through the roof and Raiders brass have compared him to Ted Hendricks. His motor is terrific and he’s got tremendous tenacity, but he’ll have to keep getting bigger and stronger to earn more playing time.As of now, those are the options. I suspect it will be some combination of all these guys (at least the ones who make the final roster) because they weren’t signed for nothing. Each of them brings their own unique skillset and potential, and some of them have been straight-up overlooked. Now is their chance to shine and show why they deserve the chance to start opposite Clelin Ferrell. Among the smarter moves the Raiders could make was to bring back the smartest special teams player in the league Jim Plunkett Jersey , Dwayne Harris. Monday they officially re-signed Harris.The 8-year NFL veteran..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Raiders StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Raiders NewsYahoo Raiders Team PageYahoo Raiders ReportYahoo Raiders Depth ChartYahoo Raiders TransactionsYahoo Raiders PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁昇FL Free AgencyRaiders Free Agency 2019Raiders re-sign standout return specialist Dwayne HarrisNew,77commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareRaiders re-sign standout return specialist Dwayne HarrisKyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsAmong the smarter moves the Raiders could make was to bring back the smartest special teams player in the league, Dwayne Harris. Monday they officially re-signed Harris.The 8-year NFL veteran return man brings an invaluable savvy as both a return man and as a gunner. What he showed in his first season in Oakland was that he can make uncommon heads-up plays on the fly. Two plays in particular stand out from last season. One against the Chiefs in which he stepped out of bounds at the one to keep a ball from bouncing into the end zone, resulting in a penalty on the punting team that gave the Raiders the ball at the 40.The other was waiting for the Broncos’ coverage team to bat the ball back to keep it from being a touchback, scooping it up and returning it 99 yards for the score.He twice earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week last season and averaged an NFL best 14.1 yards per punt return which is the second best single-season mark in franchise history.For his career, Harris has played in 103 games for the Cowboys, Giants, and Raiders. As a returner, he has totaled 159 kickoff returns for 4,055 yards (25.5 avg.) and one touchdown in addition to 177 punt returns for 1,805 (10.2 avg.) and four scores. On offense, Harris has posted 76 receptions for 867 yards and eight touchdowns. Follow @LeviDamien