Raiders 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Reloading the offensive line and more
If Pro Football Focus’s 67th ranked player on their big board is available by the time Las Vegas chooses, it’s a no-brainer. Dylan Parham started 12 games at right guard last year in Memphis and projects to be an NFL center, so he could feasibly fill the role of swing offensive lineman.
A physically gifted athlete that was originally a tight end, now coming into the pros, has played all along the o-line with multiple starts at right tackle and left guard, along with right guard. He possesses solid hands as a blocker, along with notable quickness for his size, and has some of the best body control in this year’s guard class.
As far as run blocking goes, Parham’s technique is sound. He’s able to consistently latch on to incoming defenders and finish his blocks while paving the way for running backs. A noticeable part of his game is his ability to neutralize the bull rush thanks to him being a remarkable anchor, which showcases Parham’s strength. That same talent, combined with his lateral movement and strong inside moves, makes him a solid pass blocker.
Parham’s leadership, football IQ, and overall awareness will bode well for him in the NFL. Though his size raises a red flag, Parham could still end up becoming a starter inside for the Raiders.