Offensive Line at #13

OT 13 select the ones you will take


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How the hell you gonna spend pick 13 on a OT with 8 starts total?
 
There are 3-4 guys who would be great at RT. But is there any real difference between those guys and the guys who would be available at #44?

And agreed on Latham.
Kiper thinks Latham is the best RT in the draft. My concern is the number of penalties he's incurred. I also have ATSD (Alabama Traumatic Syndrome Disorder).

I did like his comments at the Combine, in which Latham stated, "Having the attitude of being physical, being willing to attack...I like moving guys off the spot."

"There is a good chance the Raiders will address one of those positions with their first-round pick, and ESPN’s Mel Kiper agreed in his latest mock draft

In my last mock draft, I had the Raiders taking the best interior penetrator in the class in Byron Murphy II (Texas). Well, that no longer makes sense after they gave free agent Christian Wilkins a massive deal, plugging a hole in the middle of their defense. I’m not ruling out edge rusher or quarterback as a possibility with this pick — they did add Gardner Minshew in free agency to at the very least be a bridge passer — but I keep staring at their depth chart and wondering who’s going to play right tackle. Let’s fill that void with [Alabama offensive tackle J.C. Latham], the best right tackle in this class.

Latham started 27 games at the position in college, surrendering just two sacks and 16 total pressures. He can also dominate in the run game with his 6-foot-6, 342-pound frame. Las Vegas is remaking its run game without black Josh Jacobs, who signed with Green Bay, and Latham could be an integral part of its rebuild. The Raiders ranked 28th in yards per rush attempt (3.7) last season.”
 
Kiper thinks Latham is the best RT in the draft. My concern is the number of penalties he's incurred. I also have ATSD (Alabama Traumatic Syndrome Disorder).

I did like his comments at the Combine, in which Latham stated, "Having the attitude of being physical, being willing to attack...I like moving guys off the spot."

"There is a good chance the Raiders will address one of those positions with their first-round pick, and ESPN’s Mel Kiper agreed in his latest mock draft

In my last mock draft, I had the Raiders taking the best interior penetrator in the class in Byron Murphy II (Texas). Well, that no longer makes sense after they gave free agent Christian Wilkins a massive deal, plugging a hole in the middle of their defense. I’m not ruling out edge rusher or quarterback as a possibility with this pick — they did add Gardner Minshew in free agency to at the very least be a bridge passer — but I keep staring at their depth chart and wondering who’s going to play right tackle. Let’s fill that void with [Alabama offensive tackle J.C. Latham], the best right tackle in this class.

Latham started 27 games at the position in college, surrendering just two sacks and 16 total pressures. He can also dominate in the run game with his 6-foot-6, 342-pound frame. Las Vegas is remaking its run game without black Josh Jacobs, who signed with Green Bay, and Latham could be an integral part of its rebuild. The Raiders ranked 28th in yards per rush attempt (3.7) last season.”
Latham should really come either after a trade down or in round 2. I like the idea of having a mauler at RT but haven't done any research on these guys. I'm not going to say no because of the school, but I do think at 13 you should be an elite OT prospect that could play either side.
 
Latham should really come either after a trade down or in round 2. I like the idea of having a mauler at RT but haven't done any research on these guys. I'm not going to say no because of the school, but I do think at 13 you should be an elite OT prospect that could play either side.
I’m not suggesting we go RT but, damn I wouldn’t mind having the same RT for more than 2 year rentals or keeping a guy like Parker around for 6 years thinking he will be something. If that is at 13 so be it . I don’t care so long as we pick a guy who can start and earn a 2nd contract because he played well in his first. That would be nice, let’s start there first.

What do we have like 2 guys we drafted on their 2nd contract?
 
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I’m not suggesting we go RT but, damn I wouldn’t mind having the same RT for more than 2 year rentals or keeping a guy like Parker around for 6 years thinking he will be something. If that is at 13 so be it . I don’t care so long as we pick a guy who can start and earn a 2nd contract because he played well in his first. That would be nice, let’s start there first.

What do we have like 2 guys we drafted on their 2nd contract?
If he ends up a stud it doesn't matter but Latham definitely has some Qs as a prospect.
 
If he ends up a stud it doesn't matter but Latham definitely has some Qs as a prospect.
I’m more speaking to the position as a whole. There are like 3 RT’s that are being talked as 1st round guys. Then you can add in another 2 LT’s that may be able to push Miller out for the LT position in a year or two if he continues to be hurt, while holding down the RT spot.
 
I’m more speaking to the position as a whole. There are like 3 RT’s that are being talked as 1st round guys. Then you can add in another 2 LT’s that may be able to push Miller out for the LT position in a year or two if he continues to be hurt, while holding down the RT spot.
I would prefer we get one that is a run game mauler... probably the RTs I'm guessing.
 
Interesting: Zielein has 7 OT ranked between 6.49 and 6.42, which he describes as, “Will become a good starter within two years.” Zierlein only has one OT — Latham — ranked above that at 4.71, described as, “1st year starter.” In other words, a lot of depth but little high end talent.
 
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Interesting: Zielein has 7 OT ranked between 6.49 and 6.42, which he describes as, “Will become a good starter within two years.” Zierlein only had one OT — Latham — ranked above that at 4.71, described as, “1st year starter.” In other words, a lot of depth but little high end talent.
That is interesting... are guys getting pushed up because of a general lack of talent in this draft or is he off base?
 
That is interesting... are guys getting pushed up because of a general lack of talent in this draft or is he off base?

NFL.com prospect grades are usually pretty conservative. In this case, they seem to follow with the strength of the draft though. WRs and QBs ranked high.
 
NFL.com prospect grades are usually pretty conservative. In this case, they seem to follow with the strength of the draft though. WRs and QBs ranked high.
Thought it was supposed to be great OT draft too.
 
If he played for any other team that thought wouldn’t cross your minds. Now if you said Mimms maybe I might agree.
You are right, JC playing for Bama does mess with my judgement haha. But I do think there's an issue with his footwork/balance that scares me and gives me deja vu of Leatherwood just tripping on his ass all the time.

Side note: Just looked and Leatherwood isn't even on a roster right now, fucking eh
 
You are right, JC playing for Bama does mess with my judgement haha. But I do think there's an issue with his footwork/balance that scares me and gives me deja vu of Leatherwood just tripping on his ass all the time.

Side note: Just looked and Leatherwood isn't even on a roster right now, fucking eh
I think LW worst attribute is was work ethic… Just a hunch. You don’t go dog house that fast as a high pick unless you won’t put in the work.
 
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