1. Oakland Raiders Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    The 2014 NFL draft is finally here. In case you weren't ready for it two weeks ago or decided to lock yourself in an underground bunker to avoid the silly reports this time of year, allow Bleacher Report to get you up to speed...

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  2. How Falling Down the Draft Board Could Be a Blessing in Disguise for Bridgewater

    At one point, Teddy Bridgewater was the media’s consensus No. 1 overall pick. Even if Bridgewater didn’t go No. 1 overall, he was the No. 1 quarterback and would go off the board to a needy team in the top five—no longer...

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  3. Why the Raiders Could Be Forced to Trade Up in 1st Round of 2014 NFL Draft

    No one really knows what the Oakland Raiders are going to do with the fifth overall pick. Everyone probably knows what general manager Reggie McKenzie would like to do and that’s ...

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  4. Who Could Trade Up, Down in the 2014 NFL Draft?

    Can you imagine the NFL draft without trades? Would 256 straight picks without a trade be exciting to anyone? No, we love the draft because we love trades. The draft wouldn’t be any fun without them...

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  5. San Diego Chargers Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    How a schedule is put together can be a factor in how a team performs in any given season. The opponents are predetermined, but the order can also be a factor...

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  6. Kansas City Chiefs Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    The Kansas City Chiefs rebounded in a big way in 2013, and the schedule was certainly a factor. The Chiefs played a last-place schedule and the weak AFC South and NFC East. The 2014 schedule is not nearly as favorable...

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  7. Oakland Raiders Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    For an active offseason for the Oakland Raiders to pay off, they have to start winning games. Since opponents are known way in advance, the 2014 schedule release just sets dates and times...

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  8. Denver Broncos Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    The Denver Broncos benefited from a favorable schedule in 2013 just like the rest of their division. They proved they could beat the best teams in the league, but they didn't have to do so with any type of regularity...

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  9. What Went Wrong for Terrelle Pryor in Oakland?

    The Oakland Raiders traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft on Monday. Pryor was late owner Al Davis ’ final draft pick, a third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft...

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  10. Is Montee Ball Ready to Become an NFL Workhorse?

    The classic NFL workhorse that carries the ball 20 times per game is a dying breed. In fact, no qualifying running back averaged 20 carries per game in the NFL in 2013 for the first time since 1990...

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  11. Will Maurice Jones-Drew Find More Running Room in Oakland?

    The Oakland Raiders signed so many veteran players this offseason that they are now one of the oldest teams in the league...

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  12. Trading Eric Berry Wouldn't Help the Kansas City Chiefs

    The Kansas City Chiefs aren ’t in a great position to build upon their 2013 season for several reasons. First, they weren ’t very active in free agency because they didn ’t have much cap space...

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  13. How Does Greg Robinson Compare to NFL's Best Offensive Tackles?

    Comparing draft prospects to successful NFL players is dangerous. A prospect might be a carbon copy from a size perspective to a successful NFL player but never perform at the same level...

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  14. Which 2014 Draft Prospect Should the Chargers Pair with Keenan Allen?

    Even though wide receiver isn’t one of the San Diego Chargers ’ biggest needs, it’s a position they should be keeping an eye on. The 2014 NFL draft is loaded with quality receivers, so there could be a lot more value on the board...

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  15. Why the Oakland Raiders May Not Draft a Quarterback in 2014

    At first, the idea that the Oakland Raiders won’t draft a quarterback in the 2014 NFL draft seems extreme...

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  16. Broncos' Offseason Spending Spree, Depth Allow for Luxury Picks in 2014 Draft

    The Denver Broncos are trying to win a Super Bowl next season, but they will have to avoid the hangover of being the loser of the previous year’s big game. Free-agent acquisitions like strong safety T...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 15,492 reads 25 comments

  17. Failure to Land DeSean Jackson Leaves Raiders Desperate for Help

    Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has done a good job rebuilding this offseason. After a rocky start that included voiding the contract of their most high-profile ...

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  18. 2014 NFL Draft: What Makes This WR Class so Special?

    The NFL has treated running backs like dirt for the last few years, but teams will spare no expense in the pursuit of a prolific passing game...

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  19. Why the Kansas City Chiefs Were Wise Not to Chase DeSean Jackson

    Since it became clear that the Kansas City Chiefs were not going to retain wide receiver Dexter McCluster, fans have been clamoring for the team to find a replacement...

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  20. Maurice Jones-Drew Adds Welcome Flexibility to the Oakland Raiders

    The Oakland Raiders have made quite a habit of signing players on Friday. General manager Reggie McKenzie kept it up by inking running back Maurice Jones-Drew to a three-year deal, according to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area...

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  21. Why Johnny Manziel Would Be a Disaster for the Oakland Raiders

    Even after trading for quarterback Matt Schaub, the Oakland Raiders need to find their quarterback of the future. The odds are now against the Raiders using the No...

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  22. Reaching for Quarterbacks on Draft Day Poses Massive Risk for NFL GMs, Coaches

    For teams that don’t have a franchise quarterback, finding one is a top priority. It’s common knowledge that a good quarterback is a requirement if a team is going to sustain success...

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  23. Can Eric Fisher Solidify the Chiefs Offensive Line on the Left Side?

    The Kansas City Chiefs made a critical error in the 2013 NFL draft by selecting Eric Fisher No. 1 overall. Not because Fisher didn’t deserve to be the first player drafted, he did...

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  24. The Kansas City Chiefs Will Look to Draft to Offset Offensive Losses

    Over the last two years, general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid have rebuilt the Kansas City Chiefs . When the two men took the job, they had a handful of talented players, but they needed a quarterback and a new direction...

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  25. Why Trading for Matt Schaub Was Best Option for the Oakland Raiders

    The Oakland Raiders were in desperate need of a starting-caliber quarterback until agreeing to trade a late-round draft pick to the Houston Texans for Matt Schaub on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter ...

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