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Todd McShay’s top ten ranks for each of Raiders positions of need

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Recently, we detailed the top five positions of need for the Raiders, with one additional potential need position. The order of those needs may be up for debate, but I don’t think the needs themselves are controversial.

Todd McShay put out his early list of the top ten players at each position, so I figured it good to share those at the Raiders need positions.


1. *Denzel Ward, Ohio State
2. *Josh Jackson, Iowa
3. *Mike Hughes, UCF
4. *Isaiah Oliver, Colorado
5. *Carlton Davis, Auburn
6. *M.J. Stewart, North Carolina
7. Anthony Averett, Alabama
8. *Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State
9. Chris Campbell, Penn State
10. *Jaire Alexander, Louisville

Defensive tackle

1. *Vita Vea, Washington
2. *Da’Ron Payne, Alabama
3. Mo Hurst, Michigan
4. *Taven Bryan, Florida
5. *Harrison Phillips, Stanford
6. Derrick Nnadi, Florida State
7. *RJ McIntosh, Miami (Fla.)
8. Deadrin Senat, South Florida
9. *Tim Settle, Virginia Tech
10. *Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State

Offensive tackle

1. *Orlando Brown, Oklahoma
2. Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
3. *Connor Williams, Texas
4. *Brian O’Neill, Pitt
5. *Kolton Miller, UCLA
6. Martinas Rankin, Mississippi State
7. Chukwuma Okorafor, Western Michigan
8. Tyrell Crosby, Oregon
9. Desmond Harrison, West Georgia
10. Jamarco Jones, Ohio State

Wide receiver

1. *Calvin Ridley, Alabama
2. *Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
3. *Courtland Sutton, SMU
4. James Washington, Oklahoma State
5. Anthony Miller, Memphis
6. D.J. Chark, LSU
7. *Auden Tate, Florida State
8. *D.J. Moore, Maryland
9. Michael Gallup, Colorado State
10. *Jordan Lasley, UCLA

Running back

1. *Saquon Barkley, Penn State
2. Sony Michel, Georgia
3. *Derrius Guice, LSU
4. *Ronald Jones II, USC
5. Rashaad Penny, San Diego State
6. Nick Chubb, Georgia
7. *Kerryon Johnson, Auburn
8. Akrum Wadley, Iowa
9. *Josh Adams, Notre Dame
10. Royce Freeman, Oregon

Inside linebacker

1. Rashaan Evans, Alabama
2. *Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State
3. Josey Jewell, Iowa
4. Micah Kiser, Virginia
5. Nick DeLuca, North Dakota State
6. Mike McCray, Michigan
7. Shaun Dion Hamilton, Alabama
8. Jack Cichy, Wisconsin
9. Fred Warner, BYU
10. Chris Worley, Ohio State

If you’re wondering where Roquan Smith is, McShay has him listed among the outside linebackers. Which seems strange to me, but ok. Clearly he would be atop the ILB rankings if he were here.