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I’ve been creating some polls at Silver and Black Pride in order to find out who fans thought were the 10 most important players to the team next season only on both offense and defense. The offense, mostly the same starters as a year ago, was rather straightforward. The defense, more than half of which will be comprised of new starters, may have plenty of debate left.

So what happens when we look past offense and defense and simply want to know: Who are the 10 most important players to the 2020 Las Vegas Raiders?

As with all the other polls, this is not “What if you could get an elite season out of any player?” or “What if you could upgrade any position?” or “What position doing the best would be best for Jon Gruden and company?” It’s not that.

It’s what you expect from that player next season, how important his skills are to the team and position he plays, and how worried are you about the depth if he were not available.

Here is the Silver and Black Pride readers top-10 for offense:

1. Derek Carr, QB

2. Josh Jacobs, RB

3. Rodney Hudson, C

4. Darren Waller, TE

5. Henry Ruggs III, WR

6. Kolton Miller, LT

7. Trent Brown, RT

8. Hunter Renfrow, WR

9. Richie Incognito, LG

10. Tyrell Williams, WR

Here is the Silver and Black Pride readers top-10 for defense:

1. Cory Littleton, LB

2. Maxx Crosby, DE

3. Johnathan Abram, SS

4. Clelin Ferrell, DE

5. Trayvon Mullen, CB

6. Nick Kwiatkoski, LB

7. Maliek Collins, DT

8. Damon Arnette, CB

9. Maurice Hurst, DT

10. Prince Amukamara, CB

In order to make the overall top 10, I have no choice but to use the previous lists as a barometer. How can Derek Carr be number one on offense but not the top-ranked offensive player on the overall list? That wouldn’t make sense, so Josh Jacobs and Maxx Crosby couldn’t be eligible to be first overall.

They aren’t far behind though. Let’s see how the initial round of voting shakes out.

Poll

Who is the most important player to the 2020 Raiders?

This poll is closed

  • 87%
    Derek Carr
    (629 votes)
  • 12%
    Cory Littleton
    (93 votes)
722 votes total Vote Now

Now that you’ve voted for number one, number two could be Jacobs or Crosby.

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Who is the 2nd-most important player to the 2020 Raiders?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Derek Carr
    (20 votes)
  • 17%
    Cory Littleton
    (110 votes)
  • 67%
    Josh Jacobs
    (422 votes)
  • 11%
    Maxx Crosby
    (75 votes)
627 votes total Vote Now

The poll gets a little bigger...

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Who is the 3rd-most important player to the 2020 Raiders?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Derek Carr
    (13 votes)
  • 28%
    Cory Littleton
    (168 votes)
  • 15%
    Josh Jacobs
    (91 votes)
  • 20%
    Maxx Crosby
    (120 votes)
  • 25%
    Rodney Hudson
    (153 votes)
  • 8%
    Johnathan Abram
    (52 votes)
597 votes total Vote Now

A little smaller...

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Who is the 4th-most important player to the 2020 Raiders?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    Cory Littleton
    (162 votes)
  • 3%
    Josh Jacobs
    (20 votes)
  • 31%
    Maxx Crosby
    (175 votes)
  • 23%
    Rodney Hudson
    (131 votes)
  • 11%
    Johnathan Abram
    (65 votes)
553 votes total Vote Now

More new options...

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Who is the 5th-most important player to the 2020 Raiders?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Maxx Crosby
    (98 votes)
  • 18%
    Rodney Hudson
    (94 votes)
  • 12%
    Johnathan Abram
    (63 votes)
  • 33%
    Darren Waller
    (172 votes)
  • 16%
    Clelin Ferrell
    (82 votes)
509 votes total Vote Now

Number six...

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Who is the 6th-most important player to the 2020 Raiders?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Rodney Hudson
    (29 votes)
  • 9%
    Johnathan Abram
    (42 votes)
  • 25%
    Darren Waller
    (117 votes)
  • 9%
    Clelin Ferrell
    (42 votes)
  • 31%
    Henry Ruggs
    (148 votes)
  • 18%
    Trayvon Mullen
    (86 votes)
464 votes total Vote Now

Seven...

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Who is the 7th-most important player to the 2020 Raiders?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Rodney Hudson
    (23 votes)
  • 12%
    Johnathan Abram
    (56 votes)
  • 15%
    Darren Waller
    (69 votes)
  • 11%
    Clelin Ferrell
    (51 votes)
  • 28%
    Henry Ruggs
    (127 votes)
  • 26%
    Trayvon Mullen
    (118 votes)
444 votes total Vote Now

Switching out a couple names...

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Who is the 8th-most important player to the 2020 Raiders?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Darren Waller
    (35 votes)
  • 9%
    Clelin Ferrell
    (42 votes)
  • 13%
    Henry Ruggs
    (56 votes)
  • 17%
    Trayvon Mullen
    (74 votes)
  • 35%
    Kolton Miller
    (154 votes)
  • 15%
    Nick Kwiatkoski
    (68 votes)
429 votes total Vote Now

Repeat those names...

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Who is the 9th-most important player to the 2020 Raiders

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Darren Waller
    (30 votes)
  • 12%
    Clelin Ferrell
    (53 votes)
  • 6%
    Henry Ruggs
    (29 votes)
  • 16%
    Trayvon Mullen
    (70 votes)
  • 32%
    Kolton Miller
    (137 votes)
  • 23%
    Nick Kwiatkoski
    (97 votes)
416 votes total Vote Now

Try again...

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Vote for someone you didn’t vote for yet

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Clelin Ferrell
    (35 votes)
  • 6%
    Henry Ruggs
    (27 votes)
  • 5%
    Trayvon Mullen
    (23 votes)
  • 8%
    Kolton Miller
    (36 votes)
  • 11%
    Nick Kwiatkoski
    (49 votes)
  • 11%
    Richie Incognito
    (48 votes)
  • 5%
    Tyrell Williams
    (24 votes)
  • 18%
    Hunter Renfrow
    (78 votes)
  • 12%
    Maliek Collins
    (52 votes)
  • 10%
    Damon Arnette
    (44 votes)
416 votes total Vote Now

One more...

Poll

The player being most underrated by these votes right now is ...

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Nick Kwiatkoski
    (107 votes)
  • 39%
    Hunter Renfrow
    (164 votes)
  • 25%
    Maurice Hurst
    (105 votes)
  • 8%
    Other
    (36 votes)
412 votes total Vote Now