The Las Vegas Raiders take the field against the Los Angeles Chargers in two weeks, yet the hole at right tackle remains wide open. The front office reportedly dislikes the options available via free agency. If the Raiders’ Week 1 starter is on another roster, here are some names to keep an eye on as possible trade targets.
Potential Raiders Trade Target No.1 – Jack Driscoll
Jack Driscoll has been patiently sitting behind the likes of Lane Johnson throughout his short Philadelphia Eagles tenure. The third-year player is technically sound beyond his years and has been raved about by Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni. Yes, it would cost the Raiders a lot of capital, but Driscoll could be the future. So much so that it would take a nice haul to land Driscoll if you were Dave Ziegler. The 2020 fourth-round pick is worth the call from tackle-needy teams.
Potential Raiders Trade Target No. 2 – Isaiah Wynn
After recent trade rumors surrounding Isaiah Wynn, the theory should be entertained. The connection to head coach Josh McDaniels and his scheme is an obvious plus. The issue with Wynn is that he has had no regular season experience at right tackle since swapping sides with Trent Brown. Wynn is also playing out his $10.4 million fifth-year option and is set to become an unrestricted free agent. The former first-rounder is talented but would also require a big risk from the Raiders. Ziegler and Co. seem too smart to gamble capital on a possible rental.
Potential Raiders Trade Target No. 3 – Andre Dillard
Another product of respected offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, Andre Dillard has been a riser in Philly’s 2022 camp. His lack of experience on the right side has raised some flags, but good coaching would negate the concern. As Dillard approaches the final year of his rookie contract, Philadelphia would be wise to get some value for him. Dillard has no real path to starting after the emergence of 25-year-old Jordan Mailata. A great prospect who has been flashing as of late, Dillard would be a high-upside addition to the trenches.
Potential Raiders Trade Target No. 4 – Teven Jenkins
The odds of Teven Jenkins heading to Vegas in a trade are slim to none. The Raiders will most likely not want to go from a struggling Alex Leatherwood to a struggling Teven Jenkins, but there is some upside. Jenkins missed the 2021 season with a back injury, so he lacked the opportunity to learn from rookie mistakes. Originally, Jenkins was slated as Chicago’s left tackle. Since his camp struggles, the coaching staff has kicked him out to right guard, where he is competing to start. Perhaps his gritty physicality can convince a desperate team to give him a shot out wide on the right.
Who else could Vegas target? Lane Johnson is another possibility.
Would the Raiders really give up draft capital for a 32-year-old right tackle? Doubtful. However, when the tackle is 2021 Second Team All-Pro Lane Johnson, it does raise questions. Johnson’s contract runs through 2025, and Philadelphia is overflowing with talent at the tackle position. Between Driscoll, Dillard, Johnson, and Mailata, who is the odd man out? The Raiders need to do all the research they can on the tackle situation in Philadelphia.
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