Raiders 2021 Draft Prospect Rankings: Offensive Tackles

North Dakota State OT Dillon Radunz #75 (Bruce Kluckhohn/Associated Press)

7. Dillon Radunz, RS Senior, North Dakota State

Radunz looks great on tape, and he has NFL measureables. The problem is that we haven’t seen him play against much NFL talent. He is likely a quick project. He should start at tackle by December, but if you need an interior offensive lineman, he could probably start at guard right away. His Ceiling is Russell Okung, but his floor is around a practice squad level. He would be an interesting target for the Raiders on Day 2.

Grade: Second round

8. James Hudson, RS Junior, Cincinnati

James Hudson is a raw prospect. That being said, his tape against Georgia looked strong. Hudson was a big reason why the Bearcats stayed in that game for as long as they did. He ended up taking an idiotic targeting penalty and it really turned the tide in that game. I am still not totally convinced that he does not end up converting to guard rather early in his career. Kelechi Osemele could be a decent comparison for him.

Grade: Late second round

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9. Liam Eichenberg, RS Senior, Notre Dame

Liam Eichenberg looks ready to start right away, but he will likely never be more than average to below average starting tackle. He is solid in the run game, but NFL speed rushers will have a field day with him. Foot speed is really his only major flaw, and that can be made less notable in the right scheme. Riley Reiff should be the blueprint for how to maximize him.

Grade: Early third round

10. Josh Ball, Senior, Marshall

First thing that you notice with Ball is his size. At six foot eight and about 310 pounds, he is very imposing. He also pairs it with solid athleticism. The biggest concern with tall linemen is pad level. Ball does a solid job of not getting too high. He will need to add some girth. but he has the frame to do so. The off-field issues that led to him getting dismissed from Florida State warrant due diligence. If that checks out, he could surprise some people like Jared Veldheer did before his triceps injury. He could be a developmental prospect for the Raiders.

Grade: Third round

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2 thoughts on “Raiders 2021 Draft Prospect Rankings: Offensive Tackles”

  1. I think you missed Christiansen, the kid out of BYU, who appears to have a solid second round grade. This is a very deep draft for tackles, with potential day 1 starters available as late as the third round. The Raiders can take the BPA in 1 if they want to wait until the second to take their right tackle. Much after that, though, and it could be a long season for Mr. Carr.

    1. Dalton Blackman

      He’s my number 12 tackle. He could go late day 2 or early day 3. Most of the guys after the top 6 have pretty low floors, but christiansen just doesn’t have high enough of a ceiling to crack this top 10.

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