The 2022 NFL Draft is officially in the books. How did the Raiders do? Well, let’s break down each pick and give a final grade.
The 2022 NFL Draft finished up with Mr. Irrelevant on Saturday, and for the Raiders, it was a very exciting couple of days. The Silver and Black traded up and down on Day 3, landing some players who could play big roles on this team in 2022 and beyond.
Here, we look at each pick, give them a grade, and see where they got it right, and where they got it wrong.
Las Vegas Raiders 2022 Draft grades: The Best and the Worst
Round 3, Pick 90: Dylan Parham OG, 6’3 311, Memphis
Parham fills a huge need in the offensive line. Last year the Raiders’ offensive line was average at best. This year they can’t be average in Josh Mcdaniels’ offense. The fact they addressed it early means they are determined to take the next step on offense.
The Raiders still don’t know what we have in Alex Leatherwood, so taking an offensive lineman with their first pick made sense. Parham could make Leatherwood a better player or not with the competition.
Parham worked in some very explosive offenses which should help him be a stalwart on the Raiders’ offensive line for many years. The only thing that is cause for concern is him not being big enough for the NFL. In addition, his short arms may prohibit him in reach blocks.