Raiders mock draft – Pick No. 86 – Jamaree Salyer, IOL, Georgia
Jamaree Salyer would give the Raiders a future starting guard that could take over for Denzelle Good. Or perhaps, he might serve as a long-term solution on the right side if Leatherwood is moved back to right tackle. Either way, if Salyer is available by the time Las Vegas picks at 86 as the Draft Network predicts, it would be a no-brainer for Ziegler and Co.
The former Georgia Bulldog impressed throughout the course of the NFL combine and his Pro Day. In Indianapolis, Salyer dazzled with 31 reps on the bench press.
Meanwhile, on his pro day, he posted a 24-inch vertical jump, and, as far as his measurables go, Salyer is a beast. He weighs 320 pounds and stands at six-foot-four with 34-inch arms, giving him a remarkable physical presence and a solid foundation for a future NFL guard. Funny enough, if Salyer were just a few inches taller, he’d likely be a first-round tackle in my opinion.
Salyer possessed versatility as he played across the offensive line in Georgia, but due to some athletic limitations, such as getting beat by faster edge rushers, he will be better suited as a guard. A powerful blocker, Salyer has notable hips and hands that allow him to dominate defenders inside and create running lanes.
The Raiders’ offense will rely on the running game with Josh McDaniels at the helm and plugging a strong and bulky guard with noteworthy quickness and lateral movement makes sense.