Mario Edwards Jr. Brings Versaliltiy to Oakland Raiders D

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Dec 7, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Sio Moore (55) sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the first quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Sio Moore

The versatility of weak-side outside linebacker Sio Moore should benefit from all of this as well. Moore is a close second in edge-rushing to Mack and also doesn’t get enough opportunities to rush the passer. And he came into the NFL as a strong-side linebacker but was move to the weak-side when Mack came to the team.

Moore will be able to hold down the strong-side position when Mack is moved over to the Leo spot. Remember, Moore can rush too so it’s not always automatic the Mack is coming when lined up at Leo. Then, when Mack is moved back to the strong side, Moore holds down the weak side with no problems.

Del Rio isn’t one that believes in bringing a lot of blitzes so I can’t imagine the Raiders blitzing too much. But the elephant scheme the Raiders run in 2015 will make opposing offensive lines wonder which four are coming. But on the rare occasions the Raiders bring more than four, there will be mad heat coming from both edges.

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