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Raiders staff wants to coach Senior Bowl and are ‘front runners’ to get it

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NCAA Football: Senior Bowl John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier today news broke that the Oakland Raiders will be announcing the hiring of Mike Mayock as the general manager, now it appears the Raiders have no intention of wasting any time getting better.

With a decision on coaching staffs expected to be announced later today, head coach Jon Gruden wants to coach the Senior Bowl to get as much time with players as possible.

It’s looking like it could be an all Bay Area senior bowl staff.

The Senior Bowl is one of the most crucial stops on the path to the draft. A college showcase of the elite seniors of the upcoming draft class, it has been a mainstay of new gm Mike Mayock and will provide an up close look at players such as:

-Josh Allen OLB UK SEC Defensive Player of the Year

-Will Grier QB WVU

-Jonathon Ledbetter DE UGA

-Nasir Adderley S Delaware

-Gardiner Minshew II QB WSU

-Zach Allen DE BC

The final rosters will be made available January 16, 2019.

Last year’s 2018 Senior Bowl roster included big names such as Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, Michael Gallup, Rashaad Penny, Marcus Davenport, Tre’Quan Smith, and Will Hernandez just to name a few. Three of the Raiders 2018 draft picks participated in this game, Brandon Parker, Marcell Ateman, and punter Johnny Townsend.