The Morning After: Oakland Raiders Options for Round 2

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Nov 2, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu (45) tries to get around Pittsburgh Panthers offensive linesman T.J. Clemmings (68) in his pursuit of quarterback Tom Savage (7) during the fourth quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Tech won 21-10. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

3. TJ Clemmings, OL, Pittsburgh

Clemmings is probably the best offensive line prospect still on the board, and there’s a chance the Titans or Buccaneers bring him in to shore up their offensive line and protect their new quarterback during his rookie campaign. Clemmings is a very good offensive tackle prospect, with long arms, great movement skills and ability in space, and enough functional strength and explosion to do something about it. His relatively short experience playing on the offensive line and his relatively small frame for the position (6’5″, 309 pounds) may make him a better fit elsewhere on the offensive line, however, and cause the Bucs and Titans to pass on him in favor of somebody else more prototypical.

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  • If that happens, the Raiders have already shown a little bit of interest in the young man, having met with him at the Senior Bowl. With some need to improve on the right side of the offensive line, the Raiders may draft Clemmings and plug him in at right guard, moving Austin Howard out to right tackle. Clemmings’ mobility and athleticism would help him in keeping up with Bill Musgrave’s intended pace offense, and also in pulling and getting down to second level blocks, something Howard struggled with last season. Keep an eye on this player at the top of round 2.

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