The Raiders took a step forward in Jack Del Rio's first season as head coach.
The team's personnel has also seen signficant progress over the last two seasons.
With Jack Del Rio taking over, the young Raiders showed plenty of promise this season, but fell short of the playoffs with a 7-9 record.
Khalil Mack is the currently Raiders’ best defensive player, possibly their greatest talent regardless of position. Whole world knows that.
DETROIT – The Raiders pass rush looked a little different Sunday against Detroit, their first game without Aldon Smith.
ALAMEDA – The Raiders stretch in a large rectangle before practice. Khalil Mack was near the back right corner, flanked by Justin Tuck and Aldon Smith.