Raiders winners and losers in Hall of Fame Game vs. Jaguars

The Raiders' new regime had its first test in the NFL's first preseason game of the year, and coach Josh McDaniels' team passed it with flying colors.
Las Vegas beat the Jaguars 27-11 in Thursday's Hall of Fame game, showing team-wide determination and dedication. It was just a preseason game played without the Raiders stars, but everyone wearing silver and black played hard and dominated nonetheless.
Still, some played better than others. Here are this week's winners and losers as some spots are still up for grabs before the regular season begins.
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Winner: OL Jermaine Eluemunor
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Offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor came into play after the first string got off to a decent start, and he played a part in the Raiders' first touchdown. He moved to the right and cleared the way for Ameer Abdullah's return, who celebrated in style.
Pass protection is of course vital, but that running block looked like it came from a starting right tackle. The competition at this point is fierce, with Alex Leatherwood and Brandon Parker firmly in the hunt, but Eluemunor helped his cause on Thursday.
Winner: DE Malcolm Koonce
The Raiders are also looking for pass rushers to back up Superstars Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones. Defensive end Malcolm Koonce seems to fit the bill.
Koonce made multiple appearances in the Jaguars backfield. He slammed down a pass while forcing Jacksonville's quarterback to throw on the run, and he was a factor in the Raiders' only QB sack in the game by working with Kendal Vickers.
It also looked like Koonce took a penalty late in the first half. In Year #2, he looks poised to be a factor for Las Vegas this season, especially in defensive coordinator Patrick Graham's versatile scheme.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs off Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Malcolm Koonce (51) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Winner: RB Ameer Abdullah
Running back Ameer Abdullah had a night to remember. He can say he scored the first touchdown of the 2022 NFL campaign, and he celebrated with flair by executing a beautiful karate kick in the end zone.
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