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PFF grades: Raiders with NFL's best offensive linemen, DJ Hayden among worst corners

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The Pro Football Focus grades for the first three weeks of the NFL season are out and they are pretty indicative of what we have seen thus far. That the Raiders offensive line has been superb and their secondary has major issues.

In particular, the left side of the Raiders' line boasts the best pass blocking left tackle and best overall guard.

Donald Penn's +6.3 pass-blocking grade has him ranked first among all offensive tackles through three weeks. He has allowed just three hurries on 125 pass-blocking snaps. Hudson is second to Nick Mangold in pass-blocking grades for centers (+1.3).

Gabe Jackson's +10.1 overall grade leads all guards and his +6.4 run-blocking grade also tops the position.

Alternately, the secondary has suffered mostly from the poor play of their former top pick, DJ Hayden. He is tied for the seventh most targets (26) in the league thus far and his -6.7 grade is ranked 98 out of 100 cornerbacks. PFF writer Ben Stockwell said of Hayden:

The Raiders' 2013 first-round pick has struggled to find the field in the last three seasons, and when he has played he has been consistent. So far this season he has yet to find the good to balance the subpar. Hayden has allowed a 20-plus-yard catch in two of his three games, surrendered a pair of touchdowns and has missed four tackles — taking his career total to 18 in 21 games.

Other notable grades:

Khalil Mack and Aldon Smith pass rushing combo is tied for seventh in the league with Buffalo's Jerry Hughes and Mario Williams with 23 total pressures. (Denver's Miller & Ware are first with 42).

Latavius Murray's 15 forced missed tackles is tied for third in the league behind Patriots' Dion Lewis and 49ers' Carlos Hyde.