Recapping the Raiders 2014 Draft Class

The best photos from the eight members of the Raiders 2014 Draft Class.

LB Khalil Mack

The Raiders first round draft selection is a Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate after a dominant first year. Mack started all 16 games and finished the season with 75 tackles (59 solo, 37 for a loss or within three yards of the line of scrimmage), four sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble. The rookie linebacker had 48 quarterback pressures this season according to official coaches' statistics. Mack was one of the highest ranking linebackers in the league and was named an alternate for the 2015 Pro Bowl.

QB Derek Carr

QB Derek Carr, selected in the second round, was named the Raiders starting quarterback before the first game of the 2014 season. He started all 16 games and completed 348 of 599 passes for 3,270 yards, 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Carr had six multi-touchdown games and four games with three-plus touchdown passes. The rookie passer threw the second most completions by a rookie in NFL history, passing Andrew Luck (339). His 3,270 passing yards were the 10th most all-time by a rookie quarterback. Carr is just the fourth rookie ever to finish a season with at least 20 touchdown passes and 12-or-fewer interceptions.


G Gabe Jackson

The Raiders third round selection played in 13 games, starting 12. Jackson was dominant on the offensive line, clearing the way on run plays and holding off defensive linemen on pass plays. The powerful offensive guard allowed only 1.5 sacks in his rookie season.


DT Justin Ellis

DT Justin Ellis, the Raiders fourth round selection, was named to the Sports Illustrated All-Rookie Team. He started 14 games, playing in all 16, and totaled 21 tackles (16 solo). Ellis played the run incredibly well, totaling 15 run stops for 2014.

CB Keith McGill

The Raiders fourth round pick played primarily on special teams for the majority of the season. However, due to injuries, McGill got the start in the Raiders final game of the 2014 campaign. He finished the season with nine tackles, five of which came against the Broncos in Week 17. McGill was constantly around the ball and on the receivers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. He scored his first NFL touchdown, picking up a ball tipped by DE Justin Tuck and running it in for the score. The 6'3", 211-pound cornerback showed a lot of promise in his first professional start.

CB TJ Carrie

CB TJ Carrie, the Raiders first of three seventh round draft selections, contributed on both defense and special teams. Although slowed by injuries throughout the season, Carrie served as the kick and punt returner. He returned 26 punts for 195 yards and 15 kickoffs for 362 yards. Defensively, Carrie had 44 total tackles, eight passes defensed and one interception returned for 28 yards.


DE Shelby Harris

DE Shelby Harris spent most of the 2014 season on the Raiders practice squad. He was elevated to the active roster prior to the Silver and Black's final match-up of the season. Harris recorded two tackles (one solo) in his first regular season game.


S Jonathan Dowling

S Jonathan Dowling, the Raiders final selection in the 2014 draft, saw action in seven games this season. He played primarily on special teams.

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