The Las Vegas Raiders brought in a seven-player draft class for the 2021 NFL season, and here is where each rookie will struggle in Year 1.
The Las Vegas Raiders spent the offseason trying to fix the biggest issues on the roster, and in the process, they also created some. Between letting some key players walk in free agency, and trading away a bunch of starting offensive linemen, Mike Mayock and company had a tall task ahead of them.
During the 2021 NFL Draft, the Raiders targeted the tackle spot in round one and then turned their focus to the defense for the next five picks. Overall, it was a solid haul for the Raiders, and here, we look at where each draft pick could struggle in Year 1.
Las Vegas Raiders rookies: What each draft pick will struggle with in 2021
Jeremy Morrissey could struggle to make the team
With their final pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected University of Pittsburgh center, Jeremy Morrissey. A solid talent during his time at Pitt, Morrissey is a guy who will have to battle just to make the team, as the Raiders are already two-deep at center, making him a likely practice squad player.
Seventh-round picks usually struggle to make the team, and for Morrissey, being behind both Andre James and Nick Martin is going to hurt his chances. He will also be worked out at guard, but there is a logjam of players there, including some younger talent, as well as veterans, so he will need a strong summer to make the 53-man out of camp.