Las Vegas Raiders: 3 Bold Predictions for the 2022 rookie class
Bold Prediction 1: Thayer Munford Jr. makes the 53-man roster
7th-round selections in the NFL Draft have the toughest time of any selection making the 53-man opening week roster. With the least risk and investment of any other selections, NFL teams often do not feel tied to their seventh-round picks.
In fact, the odds of a seventh-round selection making the roster are speculated to be as low as 30-35 percent.
In steps, OT Thayer Munford Jr. The Raiders selected Munford Jr. with the 238th overall pick in the seventh round out of Ohio State. This pick was viewed by many as a high-value one, as some projections had Munford going as high as pick 158.
Munford arrived at Ohio State as a three-star prospect out of Cincinnati and started 45 total games for the Buckeyes in his four-year career. In over 1,700 career pass-blocking snaps, Munford allowed just sixty-one pressures and six total sacks. For those doing the math, that is only one sack for every 283 snaps.
Munford was also voted a captain during his time as a Buckeye and earned both All Big-Ten and All-American honors. He had an outstanding collegiate career.
Now, he steps into Las Vegas, and a team with their offensive line is anything but solidified. With a track record as a great leader and success at the highest level of college football, it would be shocking to see Munford be left off the 53-man roster after final cuts.