Week one training camp review: defensive ends

The Raiders revamped their defensive line greatly in the offseason, after seeing Lamarr Houston leave via free agency.

It’s time to take a quick look at how some of the new (and the old) Raiders defensive ends are doing with training camp about a week old.

Camp’s biggest winner: The Raiders acquired defensive end LaMarr Woodley in free agency after he spent the seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Woodley played outside linebacker in Pittsburgh, but has been asked to put his hand back in the dirt with the Raiders as a defensive end. Woodley’s transition to his college position has appeared easy, as he has been disrupting the backfield on both running plays and passing plays. Woodley looks to be a solid pickup for the Raiders.

Camp’s biggest surprise: Third-year defensive end Jack Crawford has had a good camp thus far. He has blown up the tackles and gotten into the backfield as well. He has looked very good against the run and looks like he wants to be a contributor on the Raiders going forward.

Camp’s biggest loser: Raiders seventh-round selection defensive end Shelby Harris has remained rather quiet throughout camp so far. Harris was drafted in the seventh round after missing all of last year after getting kicked off of the team. Harris needs to make a splash moving forward.

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