Ideally this is what I hope plays out.
For those who have a hard-on for Lester... i want him to succeed here but he was outmatched at the college level more than not. Are you guys just big Alabama fans?
He just had too many things to work on and Mitchell has played very well in his opportunities.
Tyvon Branch just has that 4.3 speed and quickly improved so Mitchell would be limited in PT with the raiders. I always have some BS player from the Raiders on my fantasy team.. Seen too many of their games.
Interesting analysis of Lester:
SUMMARY - Robert Lester does not have a natural NFL position and is unlikely to ever make a final roster. He is a slow-twitch athlete that looks stiff changing directions, and does not possess the acceleration needed to recover once beaten or close from off the ball. His poor speed and change of direction limits his effectiveness against faster TEs, making him a liability in all forms of coverage. Despite being an aggressive, physical run defender, he struggles to make plays on the boundary and looks physically maxed out at 220 lbs., making him very undersized for the LB position. While a 43 team could attempt to convert him to a WILL, his athletic limitations even for this position will likely make him a practice squad player.
Nah we're just desperately optimistic because our safety situation has been so bad. Plus he was a 'top' UDFA whatever that means.