3 needs that Las Vegas Raiders must address following NFL Draft
No. 1 – Offensive line
Ziegler made sure to replenish his offensive line with youth and versatility at this year’s draft. Dylan Parham, the team’s third-round choice, comes into the NFL with much-needed positional flexibility. He should be in competition for a starting guard role, likely on the left side with Alex Leatherwood possibly moving to the right side.
It should be noted, that this is a projection as head coach Josh McDaniels has been non-committal to who will play where.
Parham might also end up competing with Andre James for snaps at center. That would make sense, considering Parham was being projected as an NFL center before the draft.
The issue with having this much versatility is that sometimes you find yourself without a “pure” positional player. That leads to a certain level of uncertainty. For the Raiders, the team would still benefit from signing a right tackle next month unless Jermaine Eluemunor or Brandon Parker are your answers.