Mario Edwards among Raiders worth watching against Rams


The Oakland Raiders host the St. Louis Rams on Friday night. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. PT. Here's a few things to watch for during the game:

Mack’s work at defensive end: Khalil Mack, the No. 5 overall draft pick last year, is officially listed as a defensive end this year after being an outside linebacker in 2014. Mack will move around, but playing defensive end as a pass-rusher will be a big part of what he does, starting in this game.

Mario Edwards Jr.: The second-round pick, a defensive lineman, has worked hard in training camp and has looked pretty good. Let’s see if he can make some plays against an opponent. That was the knock against him at Florida State.

The offensive line: There is competition at both right guard and right tackle and the Raiders are looking for better depth. So the line will be worth watching throughout the game.