Offensive Lineman Kelechi Osemele
Since its inception in 1950, the Senior Bowl has proven to be the launching point for a plethora of NFL careers for guys like Von Miller, Richard Sherman, and even a handful of players who now wear the Silver and Black.
This year's game kicks off Saturday at 11:30 a.m. PT at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., with the Cleveland Browns (South) and the Chicago Bears (North) coaching staffs in charge of the play calling for the respective squads.
In years past, the Raiders have been able to find some gems from the ranks of those players who participate in the game (cough, cough Derek Carr), so with practice set to begin Tuesday, let's look at some current Raiders who have taken part in the game, and how they performed this season for the Silver and Black.
An exclusive look at some of the current Raiders who have competed in the Senior Bowl.
Guard/Tackle Vadal Alexander (LSU) D7-'16 – Enjoyed a quality rookie season in Silver and Black, appearing in nine games, making five starts at both right tackle and left guard.
Running Back DeAndré Washington (Texas Tech) D5'-16– Finished the season as the third-leading rushing on the Raiders, carrying the ball 87 times for 467 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught 17 passes for 115 yards.
Tight End Clive Walford (Miami) D3-'15 – Appeared in 15 games in 2016, leading all Raiders tight ends with 33 catches for 359 yards, and three touchdowns.
Quarterback Derek Carr (Fresno State) D2-'14– Put together an MVP-caliber season before breaking his fibula Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts. In total, Carr appeared in 15 games, throwing for 3,937 yards, and 28 touchdowns. He was named to his second Pro Bowl in December.
Defensive Tackle Justin Ellis (Louisiana Tech) D4a-'14 **– The imposing defensive tackle appeared in all 16 games this season, finishing the year with 29 tackles.
Guard Gabe Jackson (Mississippi State) D3-'14– Jackson switched from left guard to right guard prior to the 2016 season, and started all 16 games for the Silver and Black this year. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate.
Cornerback Keith McGill II (Utah) D4b-'14 – Appeared in all 16 games for the Raiders in 2016 totaling 16 tackles, and one pass defensed. McGIll was also a stalwart on the team's special teams units, finishing the year with seven special teams tackles, and one blocked kick.
Tight End Mychal Rivera (Tennessee) D6c-'13– The fourth-year tight end appeared in 13 games for the Raiders in 2016, hauling in 18 catches for 192 yards, and one touchdown.
Offensive Lineman Kelechi Osemele (Iowa State) UFA-'16– Made quite the impression during his first year as a Raider, starting 15 games for the Silver and Black, en route to being named an Associated Press First-Team All-Pro. Osemele was also named to the Pro Bowl.
Center Rodney Hudson (Florida State) UFA-'15– The man in the middle of the Raiders offensive line started all 16 games for the Silver and Black before earning Pro Bowl honors at season's end.
Safety Nate Allen (South Florida) UFA-'15– The veteran safety appeared in 14 games, making four starts, finishing his second season as a Raider with 30 tackles, two interceptions, and three passes defensed. He also added six tackles on special teams.
Defensive Tackle Dan Williams (Tennessee) UFA-'15 –Williams appeared in all 16 games for the Raiders this season, totaling 30 tackles and 0.5 sacks. He was also the team's Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee.
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