With the NFL combine upon us, here is an updated look at the four most realistic first-round options for the Raiders in the draft.
With the 2022 NFL Draft less than two months away, the Las Vegas Raiders will look to the NFL Scouting Combine for a bit more intel on the top prospects in this year’s draft class. Las Vegas has major needs on both sides of the ball heading into draft season and will have seven picks across the seven-round, three-day event.
Here, we look at four realistic players the Raiders could bring in at pick No. 22 overall.
4 realistic first-round picks for Raiders before the NFL Combine
Versatile offensive lineman
We start out along the offensive line, which is a spot that many feel the Raiders could target with their first-round pick in 2022. Picking at No. 22 overall, a lot of the big-name players should be gone, but one name that stands out is Kenyon Green, a versatile offensive lineman from Texas A&M.
The reason I like Green so much is that I believe he has the size, and feet to play either inside or out at the next level. He could end up falling in the draft, especially considering some teams are going to take a chance on a number of quarterbacks, so if he is available, the Raiders have to take a serious look at bringing him in.
We still do not know what the plan is going to be for 2021 first-round pick Alex Leatherwood, and he could play inside or out next season. Adding Green to the mix would give them another player who can play tackle or guard for the Silver and Black in 2022, significantly improving the depth up front for next season and beyond.