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What condition each Raiders position is in ahead of training camp: Ranked

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NFL: Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

We are exactly three weeks until the first players hit the practice field in Napa for training camp. We’ve spent the past couple weeks breaking down each of the Raiders positions and gauging where they are heading into camp. Here’s what those position look like from the strongest to the weakest.

Center

Starter: Rodney Hudson

Key reserve: Jon Feliciano

See the breakdown here

Condition: Strong

Fan poll result: Strong (92%)

Notes: One of the best centers in the league with a solid backup. Easy

Guard

Starters: Kelechi Osemele, Gabe Jackson

Key reserves: Jon Feliciano, Denver Kirkland

See the breakdown here

Condition: Strong

Fan poll results: Strong (90%)

Notes: One of the best guard combos in the league. Some versatility in the depth which is important.

Edge rusher

Starters: Khalil Mack, Bruce Irvin

Key reserves: Tank Carradine, Arden Key

See the breakdown here.

Condition: Stable

Fan poll results: Strong (58%)

Notes: Some disagreement in where the edge rusher position should be ranked. Understandable when you have the league’s best pass rusher and a pretty good pass rusher across from him. Fair enough. This is right where this position would be ranked regardless.

Wide receiver

Starters: Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson

Backups: Martavis Bryant, Ryan Switzer, Seth Roberts, Johnny Holton

See the breakdown here

Condition: Stable

Fan poll results: Strong (49%), Stable (44%)

Notes: Coop’s gotta find the next level before I consider this position strong. But it’s a good looking group.

Running back

Starters: Marshawn Lynch, Keith Smith (FB)

Key reserves: Doug Martin, Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington

See the breakdown here

Condition: Stable

Fan poll results: Stable (58%), Strong (28%)

Notes: Marshawn finished out last season like Beast Mode, but who knows what the Raiders will get from everyone else.

Quarterback

Starter: Derek Carr

Depth: EJ Manuel, Connor Cook

See the breakdown here

Condition: Stable

Fan poll results: Stable (62%), Strong (27%)

Notes: You figure Carr will rebound from last season. But will he show immediate positive results Gruden’s complex offense?

Tight end

Starters: Jared Cook, Lee Smith

Key reserve: Derek Carrier

See the breakdown here

Condition: Stable

Fan poll results: Stable (69%), Strong (23%)

Notes: Cook led the team in receiving last season and Smith is a tough blocker. Can Carrier be what Clive Walford wasn’t?

Defensive tackle

Starters: Justin Ellis, Mario Edwards Jr

Key reserves: Maurice Hurst (R), Frostee Rucker, Treyvon Hester, Eddie Vanderdoes, PJ Hall (R), Ahtyba Rubin

See the breakdown here

Condition: Unstable

Fan poll results: Stable (51%)

Notes: I am assuming the Stable designation comes mainly from the additions of Hurst. I tend to be less certain about what to expect from rookies.

Offensive tackle

Starters: Donald Penn, Breno Giacomini

Key reserves: Kolton Miller (R), Brandon Parker (R), David Sharpe

See the breakdown here

Condition: Unstable

Fan poll results: Stable (39%), Unstable (38%)

Notes: With a right tackle who gave up a league leading 81 pressures and a couple of rookie projects, there is no way this position is stable. Too many unknowns.

Cornerback

Starters: Gareon Conley, Rashaan Melvin

Key reserves: Daryl Worley, Leon Hall, Shareece Wright, Nick Nelson (R)

See the breakdown here

Condition: Unstable

Fan poll results: Unstable (44%), Stable (37%)

Notes: Complete overhaul of this unit leaves high hopes but many uncertainties.

Safety

Starters: Reggie Nelson, Karl Joseph

Key reserves: Marcus Gilchrist, Erik Harris, Obi Melifonwu, Shalom Luani

See the breakdown here.

Condition: Unstable

Fan poll results: Unstable (44%), Stable (32%)

Notes: Obi was the key to the condition of this group and he’s fallen behind in his second year.

Linebacker

Starters: Derrick Johnson, Tahir Whitehead, Emmanuel Lamur

Key reserves: Kyle Wilber, Nicholas Morrow, Marquel Lee

See the breakdown here

Condition: Serious

Fan poll results: Unstable (40%), Serious (22%), Critical (22%)

Notes: Whitehead was a good addition. Not much else looks promising. Probably why 44% of you said Serious or worse.