Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Las Vegas Raiders in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 13
This comes with a caveat, as Ferrell, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 draft, has to make the team. The defensive end, who was expected to get a lift from a new scheme under defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, has not practiced since early in camp with an undisclosed injury. He was working on a side field with a trainer this week, but as evidenced by the Raiders' new regime not picking up his fifth-year option, his future in in peril -- not only as a third pass-rusher alongside Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones but also as a member of the team.
NFL.com -- Rank: 11
CBS Sports -- Rank: 13
The Athletic -- Rank: 17
The bad news: The Raiders could be better than they were a year ago and still find themselves outside the playoffs. Stuck in the league's most loaded division, the Raiders have the third-hardest schedule in the NFL. Given how much unloading the new regime has done of the roster they inherited, they may be prepared to take a step back before taking a big one forward.
Nugget to remember: The Raiders need to be good early. Three of their first five games are against division opponents, which Vic Tafur notes last happened to the Raiders in 2009 when they went 5-11.
The Ringer -- Rank: 19
Yahoo! -- Rank: 16
PFT -- Rank: 14
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