The Raiders have multiple ways to format their starting offensive line
As mentioned, Parham moving to center at the next level is just a projection via scouts and doesn’t necessarily have to happen. In this next offensive line option for Las Vegas, Parham stays right where he is, and so does James.
Parham spent the majority of his time at Memphis playing right guard, and there’s no reason to believe he can’t continue doing the same in the NFL. If this comes to pass, Andre James would remain at the center position he flourished in in the latter half of the ’21 season.
Additionally, second-year offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood would move back to right tackle, where he was originally drafted to play before a midseason switch to guard.
Leatherwood struggled at right tackle at the start of his rookie season, but it isn’t fair to seal off his future at the position due to a rough transition to the pros. For the most part, head coach Josh McDaniels understands that, which is why hasn’t ruled out the idea of the Alabama offensive lineman returning to his original position.
Drafting Parham doesn’t necessarily mean Leatherwood is returning to tackle, although it is the most likely scenario; There’s still one more possible OL lineup we’ve yet to talk about, and it’s an interesting one.