The Las Vegas Raiders are revamping their offensive line this offseason, and they could add reinforcements in the 2021 NFL Draft. Here are the ten best interior offensive line prospects.
1. Alijah Vera-Tucker, RS Junior, USC
Tucker plays with a very strong base, and it is difficult to get around him in the passing game. As a run blocker, he blocks his zone well despite not pancaking a lot of people. He has good athleticism for a lineman, but not elite. He has substantial experience at tackle, which is a nice bonus. That being said, he will be far more productive as a guard in the NFL. Teams looking at the USC product should expect production similar to Ali Marpet’s.
Grade: Top 25
2. Wyatt Davis, RS Junior, Ohio State
Wyatt Davis is a pure mauler, and he is great in the run game. He moves well and has the strength to push people around. He sometimes has trouble staying on his blocks. This shows up more in pass protection. He has a pretty definitive ceiling at a borderline Pro Bowl level, but he has a very high floor. Larry Warford is a solid projection and someone the Raiders should strongly consider early in the second round.
Grade: Early second round
3. Josh Myers, RS Junior, Ohio State
Josh Myers is one of the most technically sound linemen in this class. He transitions well from the snap to finding his block. His lateral movement is solid, which makes him a strong pass blocker. He looks less athletic when he has to get upfield in the run game. That can be a non-issue in the right scheme. Ryan Jensen of the Bucs is an apt comparison.
Grade: Second round