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Highest graded Raiders by position according to Pro Football Focus

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Offense

Quarterback- Derek Carr: 78.1

NFL rank: 7th

Running back- Josh Jacobs: 85.6

NFL rank- 2nd

Wide receiver- Tyrell Williams: 67.9

NFL rank: 51st

Tight end- Darren Waller: 82.6

NFL rank- 5th

Center- Rodney Hudson: 72.2

NFL rank- 4th

Guard- Richie Incognito: 78.7

NFL rank- 7th

Tackle- Trent Brown: 71.2

NFL rank- 17th

The interesting thing about the grades for the offense is that the Raiders have players ranked in the top 10 in five of the seven positions. The big surprise is Derek Carr with a grade of 78.1 that ranks 7th among all NFL quarterbacks.

Josh Jacobs is the highest graded Raider on offense and is the second highest graded running back in the league behind Christian McCaffrey. Trent Brown has been dealing with some injuries through the first five games, if he can get healthly look for his 71.2 grade to rise.

Defense

Edge defenders- Maxx Crosby: 59.2

NFL rank- 65th

Interior defenders- PJ Hall: 67.5

NFL rank- 51st

Linebackers- Tahir Whitehead: 65.2

NFL rank- 41st

Cornerbacks- Daryl Worley: 63.1

NFL rank- 60th

Safeties- Erik Harris: 64.2

NFL rank- 42nd

Good thing these grades aren’t test scores because the defense would be failing miserably. Going into the season everyone knew the strength of the team was on offense. It is rookie Maxx Crosby, not Clelin Ferrell who tops all edge players for the highest grade with a 59.2. Crosby has come into his own the past two games, picking up his first career sack against the Bears.

Tahir Whitehead is the highest ranked player at his position (41st), with a grade of 65.2. If the Raiders hope to compete for a playoff spot they will need much better play from the secondary. Daryl Worley is the highest graded corner (63.1), Gareon Conley follows with a 61, and one of the big free agent signings, Lamarcus Joyner has graded out with a 41.6.