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Raiders’ offense is getting props this week

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It’s been a good week for the Raiders’ offense in terms of summer unit rankings. This week, the Raiders’ offense line was ranked No. 11 in the NFL and tight end Darren Waller was ranked No. 5 among NFL tight ends.

Now, ESPN’s Get Up ranks Josh Jacobs as the No. 9 running back in the NFL. That’s not bad for a player entering his second season. I know many fans would like to see Jacobs listed higher on the list after he ran for 1,150 yards in 13 games as a rookie. Jacobs is going to be a star no matter where he is ranked.

I like to look at it in the big picture. The high rankings of the offensive line, Waller and Jacobs bodes well for this unit. This is a big chunk of the offense that is rated at the upper level of the NFL.

This doesn’t include a young and improved receiving group and it doesn’t put into account that quarterback Derek Carr is going to be better because of the talent around him.

I wouldn’t fret about ranking numbers and enjoy the big picture: The Raiders’ offense has a chance to be really good.

In other Raiders’ links:

  • Looking at the offense: The Raiders’ website examines their “O.”
  • Coming along: The Las Vegas Review Journal has another update on Allegiant Stadium.
  • Good listen here: NBC Bay Area had a podcast on the Barret Robbins mystery.
  • 2006 re-draft: The Raiders stay in secondary in 2006 re-draft.
  • Arnette love: PFF has a nice Damon Arnette stat that bodes well for the No. 19 overall pick.