Vadal Alexander Improving at Right Tackle
Raiders rookie right tackle Vadal Alexander noticeably struggled against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4, allowing the pressure of his first career start to force him to several pre-snap errors and some poor blocks against the Ravens’ edge rushers.
In his second career start, Alexander displayed dramatic improvement.
The seventh-round pick out of LSU performed beyond his pay grade, as he committed zero penalties and prevented San Diego’s edge defenders from dominating his side of the line of scrimmage.
Alexander earned a 79.3 overall grade, good for the Raiders’ third highest offensive grade, per PFF.com.
Earning the nod over Raiders veteran tackle Austin Howard, Alexander could continue to see snaps in the starting lineup even after Oakland’s Week 1 starter Menelik Watson returns from injury if he keeps this pace.