The Oakland Raiders, under second-year GM Reggie McKenzie, are focused on competition at every position.
McKenzie has espoused his belief in competition time and time again in dealing with the media. He feels that competition brings out the best in players and also helps out the team.
“I’m going to bring guys in. I’m not penciling in anybody at any position as one, two,” McKenzie told a gathering of Bay Area beat writers in January. He continued, “I’m going to have somebody in here to try to compete with everybody.”
If there is anything that D.J. Hayden can be assured of in Oakland, it is that he will not be handed a starting position with McKenzie at the team’s helm.
He does, however, have a good chance of earning a starting position with the Silver and Black.
Click on to see who Hayden will be competing with and how I like his chances.