Going into last year’s draft, many people from fans to so-called experts had “their guy” pegged for the Raiders to select at the No. 10 pick. Of course, as we all know, the team traded back and selected UCLA left tackle, Kolton Miller. With Miller added in round one, once again many expected the Raiders to address other areas of need, however, in round three the team selected another offensive tackle in Brandon Parker from North Carolina A&T.

Each of these two had promising moments during their rookie seasons, but along with the good, came the bad. From inconsistent play to nagging injuries, could it be possible the Raiders add more beef to this offensive line in the 2019 NFL Draft? In case this is what Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden have in store, let’s take a look at some potential prospects.

Guys that could play both LT and RT:

Greg Little, Ole Miss, 6-foot-6, 325 pounds

Ranked the no. 1 offensive lineman out of high school, Little did not disappoint. He can play left or right tackle without a problem. Good feet and looked good in his game vs Alabama.

Andre Dillard, Washington State, 6-foot-5, 306 pounds

Dillard, a 3-year starter at LT for the Cougs, made himself stand out with an outstanding week in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl, though he did give up a sack during the game.

Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia, 6-foot-5, 308 pounds

Cajuste looks a lot like Greg Little. Just slightly less talented. Has sound technique during pass protection. Did suffer a season-ending knee injury in 2016 but didn’t appear to hinder him the last two seasons.

Guys that should play RT only:

Kaleb McGary, Washington, 6-foot-7, 318 pounds

This 3-year starter for the Huskies is more of a mauler. He is a bit heavy footed but has enough athleticism to find and hit moving targets. Did struggle a bit vs Auburn.

Max Scharping, Northern Illinois, 6-foot-6, 310 pounds

Scharping played both tackles spots and guard for the Huskies. Like Dillard, improved his stock during Senior Bowl week. Doesn’t appear to have the feet for the left side but is good enough to play right tackle.

Advertisements

4
Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

  Subscribe  
Notify of
anhdazman
Guest

Raiders absolutely have to draft another OT due to the poor rookie showing by both players ladt year.

Penn is also done so not only for depth but possibly starting material if Parker fails big time again.

You must protect your Franchise QB.

Chris White
Guest
Chris White

Absolutely not until later rounds. Defense with 3 of 5 1st picks and I’ll take Hockensen and best WR available in round 2

chuck
Guest
chuck

They need to address the O-line big time. Both Miller and Parker are not good and if the Raiders do not address the O-line, then they will be lucky to win 3 or 4 games. Miller is a right tackle at best, Parker has no business being a starter in the NFL at this point, maybe in about 2 years, if he is able to develop, but at this point, this is the worst tackle tandem in the NFL.

Shaka
Guest
Shaka

Always take a T if he’s the BPA… the real problem is Cable is a terrible O line coach.