Raiders’ tackle prospect watch – Nick Broeker, Ole Miss
Broeker has started every game for Ole Miss the last two seasons while being a stalwart for former Raiders head coach, Lane Kiffin. Last season, Broeker played 1,017 snaps last year and the left tackle decided to return to school for his senior year and will likely shoot up draft boards as the college season progresses.
He has the physical tools to make the transition to right tackle in the NFL, standing at six-foot-four, 305 pounds. Pro Football Focus graded his pass blocking at 75.6 for his junior season. He was a key component in keeping quarterback Matt Corral upright and leading the school to ten wins in the SEC.
He’ll likely see time as a guard in 2022, but given his experience in the last few years, he could still warrant a look at right tackle for the Raiders. He has refined his blocking technique and has more than enough athleticism to deal with incoming defenders. His run-blocking abilities are also noteworthy; he possesses enough lateral speed combined with raw strength to violently open up running lanes.