Raiders 2022 two-deep analysis and predictions: Offensive line
LG1: Denzelle Good
It’s hard to determine if Denzelle Good or rookie Dylan Parham will be the team’s left guard, but there’s an extremely high chance these two are your starting guards for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Good played right guard throughout his career until he filled in on the left side for an injured Richie Incognito in ‘20 and ‘21. On the other side, Parham played left guard in 2019. Given these situations, it’s reasonable to mark Good on the right side, where he has the most experience, with Parham on the left. While that positioning has reason behind it, the reverse simply has more merit.
Good took over for Richie Incognito during Week 2 of the ’20 season, where he stayed the remainder of the year. In 2021, Incognito once again suffered an early injury, ending his season before it started. Immediately, Good was shifted to left guard once again. Unfortunately for the versatile Raiders’ guard, Good would appear in just one contest before missing the remainder of the season himself.
On the other side, while Parham played left guard in 2019, the third-round pick settled in at right guard for the entire ’21 season. It only makes sense the two guards continue their most recent history, with Good lining up on the left side, and the Raiders’ first pick of the ’22 NFL draft playing right.
Playing in 958 snaps, the Raiders’ guard allowed just 2 sacks during his ’20 campaign; A sack total tied for the most Good has given up in a single season since 2016. This production at left guard would be a step up from ’20 draftee John Simpson, who was flagged on 10 occasions last season.