Hope springs eternal for the 2012 Oakland Raiders with training camp set to open in about a month.
Oakland enters this season with a new general manager in Reggie McKenzie, a new head coach in Dennis Allen and a talented roster bursting with potential.
McKenzie inherited a roster that was created based on questionable decisions. He quickly put his stamp on the team by releasing players like Stanford Routt, Chris Johnson and Kamerion Wimbley. With his work in free agency and the draft, McKenzie has created competition and excitement on this team.
That competition and excitement should bring the best out of the players on this roster heading into training camp. It also should give optimists a reason to get excited about the potential of this team.
So without further ado, here are the report card grades for every positional unit on the Oakland Raiders roster.