Oakland Raiders' Offseason Power Rankings

Josh BroudyCorrespondent IMay 6, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03:  Nnamdi Asomugha #21 of the Oakland Raiders sits on the bench against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on January 3, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Here are the power rankings of all the players on the Raiders:

Top 10

1. CB Nnamdi Asomugha

The fantastic corner from Cal was great last season, and has been considered one of the league's best corners for years now. He had many minor injuries last season, which was a concern.

But when he's on the field, a wide receiver never comes back from Planet Asomugha.

2. TE Zach Miller

Miller is a terrific tight end who has suffered from: poor quarterback play and being the only legitimate down-field weapon. I think he'll continue to improve, and may already be as good as Antonio Gates.

3. DE Richard Seymour

Reports have surfaced that Seymour and the team are on the verge of signing a long-term deal. Seymour is still a very solid end. His sack total wasn't high, but I realize he occupied lot of double teams.

4. QB Jason Campbell

Campbell was acquired on Day Three of the draft. It's an excellent acquisition. He fits the Raiders' passing game well.

The receiver he'll improve the most is probably Zach Miller. With below-average receiving in Washington, Campbell could always get it to his tight ends, Chris Cooley and Fred Davis.

5. LG Robert Gallery

Gallery had a rough season in 2009. In the offseason of 2009, he had an emergency appendectomy. And then he had back surgery to end his season midway through the year.

But when he's healthy, Gallery is one of the league's better guards.

6. RB Michael Bush

Bush was very good in 2009 when Cable gave him carries. Bush averaged ย 4.5 YPC even with the average fullback and porous offensive line play.

McFadden will probably start, but Bush figures to get many carries this season.

7. WR Chaz Schilens

Schilens' foot injury in training camp last season was nothing short of devastating. He ended up being out till Week 10, when JaMarcus lost his job (thankfully) as the starter.

But there was no doubt that Schilens and Russell connected. If Schilens can get healthy for a whole season (he is still dealing with foot issues), the Raiders have a legitimate No. 1 receiver.

8. MLB Rolando McClain

McClain was the eighth pick in this year's draft. The inside linebacker from Alabama has fantastic instincts, and doesn't have bad physical attributes. He's phenomenal against the run, and is solid against the pass.

His best skill is his leadership. McClain is a true professional, and will be a Pro-Bowler in no time.

9. QB Bruce Gradkowski

Gradkowski played fantastic in relief of JaBust Russell. What he doesn't have with physical attributes, he makes up for it with his explosive attitude and great leadership.

If he hadn't gotten injured towards the end of last season, I have a feeling that the Raiders would have won seven games. He'll be a good backup to Campbell.

10. WLB Trevor Scott

Scott can really rush the passer on certain third-down situations. He's not big enough to be a full time defensive end, but I believe that is the perfect role for him.

The Raiders will probably put Howard in on obvious passing downs at weak-side linebacker, because Scott's ability to defend the pass is a weakness.

The Rest

11. WR Louis Murphy

12. DT Tommy Kelly

13. SLB Kamerion Wimbley

14. CB Chris Johnson

15. S Tyvon Branch

16. RB Darren McFadden

I wrote an article about McFadden that can be found here .

17. LT Mario Henderson

18. DT/DE Lamarr Houston

19. P Shane Lechler

Part of the reasoning putting Lechler here is that punter isn't the most important position on the football field. He does a great job of it, but it never seemed to matter the past seven years. Same with Seabass.

20. K Sebastian Janikowski

21. DE Matt Schaugnessy

22. C Samson Satele

23. RT Khalif Barnes

24.ย LB Thomas Howard

25. RG Cooper Carslisle

26. LT Jared Veldheer

27. RG Bruce Campbell

28. QB JaMarcus Russell

I know what you're asking. Why isn't he lower on the list? While being as awful as he is, Russell still has some talent. By no means will he ever be a good quarterback, but there are worse players on the Raiders.

29. FS Hiram Eugene

30. FS Michael Huff

31. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

32.ย R/WR Jacoby FordK

33. S Mike Mitchell

34. DE Quinton Groves

35. LB Ricky Brown

Brown was actually a starter last season, but he is possibly the most injury-prone player in the NFL. It's not as if he's extraordinary either. He's a good backup when healthy.

36. C Chris Morris

37. FB/RB Marcel Reeese

38. P R/WR Johnnie Lee-Higgins

39. KR/RB Rock Cartwright

Cartwright is a solid special-teamer who can also contribute with a couple carries here and there.

40. TE Brandon Myers

41. Special Teamer Isaiah Ekijiubaย 

42. LS Jon Condo

43. QB Charlie Frye

44. QB Kyle Boller

45. S Mike Mitchell

46. CB Stanford Routt

I can't stand this guy. I put him in the list just to say that I think he is a worthless player to us, but very valuable to the teams the Raiders are playing.

47. DT Desmond Bryant

48. DE Jay Richardson

49. CB Walter McFadden

50. KR/WR Nick Miller


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