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Khalil Mack - Oakland

As Buffalo fans we are used to Khalil Mack's quiet leadership. In Oakland they are catching on.

Khalil Mack adjusting to leadership role in second year with Raiders - Silver And Black Pride
Khalil Mack doesn't appear off the field to be the kind of guy to lead men. That isn't a knock on him at all. He is just not a loud, outspoken type which you typically associate with a player to rally his teammates. But you can see after a season and even after a week of training camp, just how much more comfortable he has become as the face of this defense and the leadership that goes along with it.

On the Silver and Blacks first depth chart Mack is listed as a defensive end. Not sure I like the move.

Raiders release first 2015 depth chart, Khalil Mack at defensive end - Silver And Black Pride
DE 52 Khalil Mack 95 Benson Mayowa 75 Shelby Harris 94 Max Valles

James Starks - Green Bay

James Starks showing his moves on the sideline

No surprises on the depth chart, Starks is a solid number two back behind Lacy

Packers 2015 Depth Chart 8/9: Linebackers in flux early in training camp - Acme Packing Company
RB Eddie Lacy James Starks Rajion Neal, Alonzo Harris, John Crockett

Branden Oliver - San Diego

Oliver, ever the work horse, is not sitting on his impressive rookie season. Instead he is gearing up hard in search of field time this year.

Branden Oliver finds groove in second season with San Diego Chargers - San Diego Chargers Blog - ESPN
While Melvin Gordon will serve as San Diego's bell-cow running back and Danny Woodhead will be the guy on third downs, Oliver understands he will get his chance as a change-of-pace back and must make the most of his opportunities.

"Whenever someone else is in there should be no drop-off," Oliver said. "Each and every one of us has the ability to do something great. So it's all good."

Right now Oliver is sitting at third on the depth chart.

Projecting the San Diego Chargers 53-man Roster - Bolts From The Blue
HB - Melvin Gordon - Branden Oliver - Danny Woodhead - Donald Brown - I'm a big fan of Jahwan Edwards and would love for him to make this team over Donald Brown, but it seems Tom Telesco is still sold on Brown being a contributor on this roster. I feel Edwards is likely destined for the practice squad.

Kristjan Sokoli - Seattle

Sokoli is using that athletiism to find a spot on the line. This week he got first team reps as a guard.

Seahawks training camp notebook: Kristjan Sokoli running with ones; Eric Pinkins coming along at LB; Injury update - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
For the second-straight practice, sixth-round pick Kristjan Sokoli, who played defensive tackle at Buffalo and has been working at center for most of the offseason, took first-team snaps at left guard. That spot had been held by third-year pro Alvin Bailey since organized team activities (OTAs) in May.

Josh Thomas - Minnesota