With their second-round choice, the Raiders go with…
The six-foot-five, 345-pound behemoth could prove to be a foundational piece within the Raiders’ offensive line. If he’s available in the second round, Las Vegas will have hit the jackpot.
Kinnard’s physical attributes and imposing combination of raw power with a flexible frame displaying impressive movement make him a rare breed with so much size. In other words, he’s big, but he can also move. Though he was Kentucky’s starting right tackle, he could also be moved inside to potentially replace Richie Incognito.
Another route would be to have him be the Raiders’ swing offensive lineman while he gets accustomed to the NFL. With Denzelle Good likely taking a starting guard spot, Kinnard could take Good’s place as the reliable swingman.
Pro Football Focus is high on Kinnard’s college productivity as well. They graded his run blocking at 91.8. That should bode well as the Raiders look to continue re-establishing the run game. That will be more so if McDaniels comes in, considering his offense will need to institute the run.