Raiders: 3 mistakes they must avoid in the 2022 NFL Draft
Not prioritizing the Offensive Line
Of course, the Raiders have to pick the best player available when they get their turn this week, but they also have to prioritize the offensive line. Ziegler and company have done a great job bolstering this roster this offseason, but the offensive line is pretty much the same as the one that struggled all last year.
For Las Vegas to take the next step forward, and to get the most out of what should be an explosive offense, they have to get better up front, especially on the right side. It remains to be seen what the team is going to get out of Alex Leatherwood, but the hope is that he can improve in Year 2 as a tackle, or possibly stay inside like he was towards the end of last season.
The Raiders have a strong left tackle in Kolton Miller, and a healthy Denzelle Good should be more than capable of holding down the left guard spot. Andre James got better down the stretch at center, but the right side is a real issue right now, so focusing on the elite offensive line talent left when pick No. 86 comes up, is something the Raiders have to do.