A review of the Raiders' first depth chart with a quick analysis for every position:
WR: Denarius Moore, Jacoby Ford, Rod Streater, Travionte Session, Duke Calhoun, DeAundre Muhammad
Comment: Looks like Moore will be monitored closely through camp. Ford is a lock, as is Streater.
LT: Jared Veldheer, Zach Hurd, Ed Wang
Comment: Veldheer is the anchor and is key component in keeping Carson Palmer clean. Joe Barksdale, listed at RT, figures here too.
LG: Cooper Carlisle, Tony Bergstrom, Nick Howell
Comment: Don't be surprised if Bergstrom is the starter before end of the season.
C: Stefen Wisniewski, Alex Parsons, Colin Miller
Comment: Practice-squad player Parsons may have carved out role as backup.
RG: Mike Brisiel, Lucas Nix, Kevin Haslam
Comment: Nix has chance to stick, but Bergstrom plays both sides.
RT: Khalif Barnes, Joe Barksdale, Dan Knapp
Comment: Barnes, holding off Barksdale, is a survivor, has earned coach Allen's praise.
TE: Brandon Myers, Richard Gordon, David Ausberry, Kyle Efaw, Tory Humphrey
Comment: Interesting Gordon listed above Ausberry _ a testament to commitment to running game.
WR: Darrius Heyward-Bey, Eddie McGee, Juron Criner Derek Carrier, Brandon Carswell, Thomas Mayo
Comment: Although listed third, expect Criner to be in rotation above McGee.
QB: Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Terrelle Pryor, Kyle Newhall-Caballero
Comment: Pryor's passing too inconsistent so far to mount challenge for No. 2.
RB: Darren McFadden, Taiwan Jones, Mike Goodson, Lonyae Miller
Comment: Goodson for Bruce Campbell a steal at this point. Miller could be practice-squad material.
FB: Marcel Reece, Owen Schmitt, Manase Tonga, Rashawn Jackson
Comment: Reece, Schmitt same position, very different players. Could be role for both.
RE: Matt Shaughnessy, David Tollefson, Mason Brodine, Wayne Dorsey
Comment: D-line rotation will be mixed. Tollefson could end up anywhere.
DT: Richard Seymour, Desmond Bryant, Christo Bilukidi
Comment: Bryant, Bilukidi, could help limit Seymour's snaps for maximum effectiveness.
NT: Tommy Kelly, Jamie Cumbie, Dominique Hamilton
Comment: Kelly can play over or shade center, but best as three-technique.
LE: Lamarr Houston, Jack Crawford, Hall Davis
Comment: Crawford could push for time right away as third-down pass rusher.
WLB: Miles Burris, Chad Kilgore, Mario Kurn
Comment: While Curry's knees mend, Burris learns with the first team.
MLB: Rolando McClain, Travis Goethel, Nathan Stupar
Comment: McClain getting good reviews from Allen. Goethel could push Stupar to practice squad.
SLB: Philip Wheeler, Carl Ihenacho, Kaelin Burnett
Comment: Wheeler's work on pass defense has been eye-opening. Unlikely that Ihenacho, Burnett stick.
RCB: Shawntae Spencer, DeMarcus Van Dyke Bryan McCann, Terrail Lambert
Comment: Van Dyke has been working as starter at LCB. Will push Spencer with Bartell back. McCann's hope ias as kick returner.
LCB: Ron Bartell, Chimdi Chekwa, Pat Lee, Conroy Black
Comment: Chekwa not getting burned a great deal, not making plays either. Lee's hope is as core special teams player.
FS: Michael Huff, Matt Giordano, Brandon Underwood, Chaz Powell
Comment: Huff and Giordano are locks. Underwood fighting for roster spot.
SS: Tyvon Branch, Mike Mitchell, Curtis Taylor, Aaron Henry
Comment: Branch, if healthy will seldom be off the field. Healthy Mitchell confident about impressing new staff.
K: Sebastian Janikowski, Eddy Carmona
Comment: Nothing to see here.
H: Marquette King, Matt Leinart
Comment: Holder will be Shane Lechler by Week 1.
LS: Jon Condo
Comment: Who is the backup snapper, anyway?
KR: Jacoby Ford, Taiwan Jones, Bryan McCann, DeAundre Muhammad, Derek Carrier
Comment: New kick return rules make this almost a yawner.
PR: Jacoby Ford, Denarius Moore, Bryan McCann, Juron Criner, DeAundre Muhammad
Comment: The hope is Ford can take this role and run with it to the house.
Active/Physically Unable to Perform: Aaron Curry (LB)
Comment: Knees still to sore to practice. May need time to get in proper condition.
Active/Non-Football Injury: Shane Lechler (P)
Comment: If Lechler's knee is a concern, King could end up practice squad for practice and emergencies.