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5 Biggest Duds From Oakland Raiders Minicamp

5 Biggest Duds from Oakland Raiders Minicamp

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Oakland's minicamp is now over and we're left with our first real impressions of the players who will eventually make up the team's roster. There are a lot of new faces and players transitioning to new positions, which means there will be some bumps in the road as the team adapts. Some players have excelled while others are falling behind and may be in danger of losing their jobs.

Here are the 5 biggest duds from Oakland's minicamp.

5. QB Matt McGloin

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5. QB Matt McGloin

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Perhaps it's not fair to call him a dud. The Raiders' coaching staff has a clear preference for second-round pick Derek Carr as Matt Schaub's backup – and eventual starter – over McGloin. However, McGloin has done precious little to distinguish himself, let alone fend off the rookie QB who has already climbed over him on the depth chart. McGloin has the tools to be a productive QB in the league, but it clearly won't be in Oakland.

4. WR Denarius Moore

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4. WR Denarius Moore

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In the final year of his rookie contract, Denarius Moore should be doing all he can to stand out and prove that he's worth a big bucks deal. But as has been the case in each of his first three seasons, Moore has had trouble with consistency, running clean routes and holding on to the ball. He's already fallen out of favor with the coaching staff, and if Moore isn't able to pull it together soon, he may find himself out of a job.

3. LB Sio Moore

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3. LB Sio Moore

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After a sensational rookie season, LB Sio Moore has had to slide over to the weakside with the arrival of Mack. It's a position he hasn't had extensive experience with, and the transition has proved a little bumpy at times. In the battle for playing time, it's Miles Burris who has stood apart from the pack. But the coaching staff feels confident that Moore will be able to pick it up and is giving him every opportunity to win the starting job.

2. LB Kevin Burnett

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2. LB Kevin Burnett

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Clearly unhappy with the arrival of rookie standout Khalil Mack and the impact on his own playing time, Kevin Burnett stayed away from the voluntary portion of OTAs. When the team's minicamp opened, Burnett was there, but an injury kept him on the sidelines rather than on the field. With a wealth of talent at the linebacker spot, Burnett needs to stand out for his play if he hopes to hang on to his roster spot.

1. CB DJ Hayden

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1. CB DJ Hayden

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Staying healthy was Hayden's biggest challenge last season. It made his transition to the pro game a bit rough at times. He rolled into this offseason healthy, bulked up and ready to go, proclaiming that his injuries were a thing of the past. However, an injury prevented him from taking part in the team's three-day minicamp and possibly preventing him from doing anything until training camp starts, pushing his development back even more.