4 available free agents the Las Vegas Raiders should still target
Mitchell Schwartz, OT
The risks here are very apparent. Mitchell Schwartz is a 32-year-old veteran coming off back surgery, and while there are some risks, there are some huge plus marks when it comes to this situation.
For one, we should not ignore the track record of this offensive tackle. The former Kansas City Chief is a former multiple All-Pro player who has significant experience in the AFC West. Damaged goods? Well perhaps, but with his age and coming off an injury, it might play into the hands of a franchise willing to roll the dice on the former Super Bowl champion.
The Raiders have completely revamped their offensive line, and despite the fact they did use a first-round selection on right tackle Alex Leatherwood out of Alabama, he is indeed, a rookie. Schwartz could play a significant role for the Raiders if brought in, not only would he provide ample experience and leadership to this Raiders offensive line, but he also would be coming in with a chip on his shoulder.
After being released by the Chiefs, Schwartz might be keen to prove he still has plenty left in the tank. His only downfall so far has been the back injury, and at 32, he could surprise some teams this upcoming season.
The chances of this move may not be very likely, as it seems Leatherwood is entrenched at the right tackle spot, but for a one-year deal with low risk and high reward odds, why not bring in the veteran tackle to give the Raiders some consistency on a line that surely needs it.