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Oakland Raiders: Ranking Their 3 Strongest Positions

December 2, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) kicks a field goal out of the hold by punter Shane Lechler (9) during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

We all know that the Oakland Raiders haven’t been very successful since 2002, when they lost the Super Bowl to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Well, they did have those two decent seasons in 2010 and 2011.

Anyway, they haven’t had very much success, but have been stellar at certain positions.

3. Fullback, Halfback

Marcel Reece is the single most versatile player in the NFL.

Yes, I said it. If you don’t believe me, just look at last season’s stats. He accumulated 271 yards as a fullback on just 46 carries, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Most fullbacks average around two yards per carry. That just goes to show you how good he is.

In addition, he has great hands. I mean, just look at the numbers he puts up in the receiving game: 52 receptions for 496 yards. Simply ridiculous. Nearly 9.5 per catch.

Don’t forget, he can also block like a lineman.

Darren McFadden hasn’t played on more than 13 games in any of his six years of experience, but he is still one of the best running backs in the game. I know he hasn’t played on more than 13 games in any of his six years of experience. If he can come out of this season unscathed, he will be thrusted to the head of league.

2. Safety, Cornerback

Charles Woodson — that’s all that needs to be said.

The addition of the future Hall of Famer and possibly the greatest defensive back of all-time is truly a blessing to have. He has registered 55 interceptions — can you do that? So why would we expect anything less? C-Wood is back home and ready to play some football. He’ll show you.

D.J. Hayden is the best corner taken in the draft. Simple. After his heart injury, he was sidelined for some time but came back just as good.

After nearly dying, he ran a 4.3 40-time — can you do that?

He was brilliant in college, recording four interceptions and 61 tackles in 3/4 of a college season.

1. Placekicker

Sebastian “Big Foot” Janikowski — words cannot explain how good this man is at his occupation.

He is the best kicker of his generation…and the next. He rarely misses a kick, even if it’s from 50-plus yards.

He is someone that any team would love to have.

Topics: Oakland Raiders

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  • Joshua Hampton

    Mr. Porter…… We love that you are now a Raider and look forward to you helping bring the Silver and Black back to our winning ways but Please, Please give Woodson his #24 jersey.

    • RumRaiders24

      Porter is just waiting for his number to be available(#22) currently being worn by Tiawan Jones. It’s doesn’t look likely that he will be making the 53 man roster with all the CB free agents added, so Woody is just having fun wearing his heisman #2 for the summer til things get settled roster wise. If Jones makes the team then there may be a 3 way number trade…after prices are discussed. Woodson is loaded so it’s no problem.

  • Joshua Hampton

    How about a Call to Arms article about why Porter should hand the #24 jersey over to Woodson.

  • Raider Grant

    I agree Marcel Reece is one of the most versatile players in the NFL,just hope “The Raiders” find more ways to get him the ball. The newly acquired line backing crew still has to prove itself on the field,but seems we added talent & depth at that position . Go Raiderrrrs!!!