The Oakland Raider linebacker unit has a lot in common with the defensive line. A draft pick here and a pick-up there has made this unit a team strength instead of a weakness.
First round pick Rolando McClain and former Cleveland Brown Kamerion Wimbley have been added. Trevor Scott was moved over from defensive end to make a much improved corps for the Raiders.
They already helped in slowing down the the vaunted running game of the Cowboys.
Sure it's the preseason but the ones vs ones match-up was advantage Raiders on Thursday night. The back-ups also came in and kept the Cowboy back-ups from getting the running game off.
The Cowboys have a deep backfield with, Marion Barber, Felix Jones, and Tashard Choice. The Raiders showed that they were equally as deep at the linebacker position as the run defense was sustained.
Turn the page to check the status on this deep group.