Raiders given passing grade for selection of SS Karl Joseph in 2016 NFL Draft
The Las Vegas Raiders’ website has a special interview with Hall of Famer Art Shell and he made powerful comments on the lack of Black head coaches in the NFL. This is worth watching: Shell, who was a superstar tackle for the Raiders, became the first modern-day Black head coach in the NFL in 1989. He stayed through the 1994 season and came back for a one-year stint as a head coach in 2006.
Running back is one of the most controversial positions in the NFL today, as some say that investing high draft picks in the position is a waste and that giving a running back a massive contract is the first step on the path to irrelevance. The Las Vegas Raiders have yet to extend Josh Jacobs, but they did use a first-round pick to select him out of Alabama, and the early returns have been excellent so far.