Five Storylines To Look For As The Oakland Raiders Enter Training Camp – Oakland Raiders News

Five Storylines To Look For As The Oakland Raiders Enter Training Camp – Oakland Raiders News

We’re just a few days out from the first group of players reporting to the Oakland Raiders Training Camp 2017 in Napa, Calif., which indicates that football season is just around the corner.

This will be Head Coach Jack Del Rio’s third year with the Silver and Black, and while he’s helped the team accomplish a lot thus far, he has big plans for this group of talented young men.

Quarterback Derek Carr and reigning AP Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack talked about changing the team’s culture when they were drafted four short years ago, and they have done just that, but as the 2017 campaign approaches, they’re focused on winning a Super Bowl.

As the team prepares for the dawn of the new season, here are some of the headlines you should keep an eye on throughout training camp.

1. How the rookies look.

The new wave of rookies have arrived, and they’re eager to experience their first NFL training camp. With a lot of talent on the roster, the first-year pros will be asked to come in and compete right away.

Transitioning from the college level to the big stage is a learning experience for any rookie, but fortunately they’ll have a plethora of veterans to learn from during camp. Just last year, undrafted free agent running back Jalen Richard impressed the coaching staff in Napa, and earned his way onto the 53-man roster; it’s not out of the ordinary for an undrafted player to make some noise.

Young guns like safety Obi Melifonwu and cornerback Gareon Conley have flashed some potential throughout rookie mini-camp and OTAs [Organized Team Activities], but it’ll be a different story when they strap the…

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