Oakland Raiders 2011: Darren McFadden and 5 Raiders Under Pressure to Perform

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Oakland Raiders 2011: Darren McFadden and 5 Raiders Under Pressure to Perform
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The Oakland Raiders have plenty of young players who need to step up if the team is planning to make the playoffs in 2011. 

Darren McFadden is one of those young players who need to have a big year next season. McFadden had a breakout year in 2010 and now must build on that to help his team reach the playoffs.

The Raiders will need to get a big year from him to control the line of scrimmage and keep the secondary honest. He needs to show that last season wasn't a fluke and that Run DMC has finally arrived as an NFL Star. 

Last season, McFadden enjoyed being healthy for most of the year, and his play showed why the Raiders made him the No. 4 draft pick in 2008.

Let's take a look at five other players who are under pressure to perform in 2011.

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