Saturday will be the first matchup between Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden and his protege Sean McVay. This game has a chance to be very interesting but McVay has already said that he may rest most of his starters the whole preseason so there is a good chance that this game could be rather dull. The good news is that there are players that Rams fans should be looking forward to seeing regardless of how the overall game is played!
Joseph Noteboom, OT:
Noteboom played well in the first preseason game and will look to improve on his first performance. With Andrew Whitworth going into his final years as a pro, and Right Tackle Rob Havenstein is a free agent next year so the Rams need a player that can eventually replace one of those players. These preseason games will give everyone a good look at his potential moving forward.
John Franklin-Myers, DE:
Franklin-Myers did not play in the first preseason game so hopefully we will get to see him in action come this Saturday. When he was drafted he was pretty much an unknown player. Nobody had heard of him and yet he was taken before Okoronkwo who was thought to be a 3rd round pick or better. To me that says that Snead thinks he found a diamond and wanted to take him just in case another team noticed this small school prospect. So keep your eyes open for Franklin-Myers on Saturday. He just may surprise all of us.
John Kelly, RB:
John Kelly put on a pretty good show last week against the Ravens taking 13 carries for 77 yards and 2 receptions for 14 yards. I expect him to see a pretty solid work load this week against the Raiders as well as Running back Justin Davis who also had a really good game which should make this even more interesting. With the backup spot behind Todd Gurley wide open, expect McVay to give John Kelly a lot of looks to see what he is made of.