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Raider Fans Might Be Happy With These Campers

By Bess Shapiro




Tyler Wilson had an impressive career at Arkansas, and the Oakland Raiders are grooming the quarterback to be their starter. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
Tyler Wilson had an impressive career at Arkansas, and the Oakland Raiders are grooming the quarterback to be their starter. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Training camp starts on July 25, and if the Oakland Raiders hope to prove their roster is the beginning of a new and improved Silver and Black, their rookies need to step up big time. While cornerback D.J. Hayden, running back Darren McFadden and wide receiver Denarious Moore are all but assured starting spots, other positions are not so certain. Training camp is the last chance for some key rookies to prove their worth and vindicate their selections.

Quarterback Tyler Wilson. Early in the year, the Raiders said former Seahawks QB Matt Flynn was the presumptive starter, but Wilson still has a chance to show his skills. Each Raider QB struggled in minicamp, but Wilson has the most talent and is being groomed as the starter, if not this season, maybe next. Flynn might be a veteran but he didn’t play much last season and is by no means considered a great quarterback. Russell Wilson snatched the starting position from Flynn in Seattle. With a stellar training camp, Wilson could do the same.