Raiders 2022 free agency big board: 10 realistic free agents remaining
Offensive Line help
Now going into his second year as a pro, it’s time to take Alex Leatherwood’s development seriously. The question for Leatherwood remains – Is his future at guard or tackle? Ideally, you want Leatherwood to be the tackle he was drafted to be, which is where Schofield who’s played right guard for half of his career comes in.
But what if Leatherwood is better suited at guard? No problem, Schofield spent the other half at right tackle. More on Schofield here.
McDaniels’ favorite tackle has spent the majority of his career on the left side but does have experience on the right. Now entering his eleventh season, it’s probably in the former Giant’s best interest to move back to the right side, anyway. The tackle has achieved great things with Josh McDaniels in the past, and there’s a potential to build on that resume in Vegas.
We know Gruden and Mayock loved Andre James, so much so that they were willing to part with Rodney Hudson. Do Ziegler and McDaniels think that highly of him, though? James doesn’t have to start at center; He can be easily moved to guard, with Leatherwood staying at tackle. The center market is dry, so Tretter could be on the cheaper side. Still, being he’s a great player, he could be out of the Raiders’ price range.