Raiders vs Jaguars: Things to watch for during the 2022 Hall Of Fame Game
What does the OL look like?
By far the biggest question on the Raiders offense surrounds who is going to play along the offensive line. Of course, Kolton Miller will be the starter at left tackle but the retirement of Denzelle God has thrown the entire group into flux.
One player that Las Vegas will be relying on to take a big step forward is Alex Leatherwood. A first-round pick last year, he had a rookie season that was among the worst in the league. A penalty machine, we was moved from right tackle to right guard. Regardless of what spot he plays on Thursday, the team will need him to lock down a starting spot for good.
Another interesting part of the equation is third-round rookie Dylan Parham. Considered a steal by some who thought he was talented enough to go earlier, he will be battling fellow youngsters John Simpson and Lester Cotton for playing time along the interior of the offensive line.
The Las Vegas Raiders have more talent on the roster than they did a year ago, making this a make-or-break camp for some of their veterans.
After all the moves made to shore up the weapons for Carr, the offensive line has the chance to throw a wrench into the Raiders’ season. If the group can have a good showing on Thursday night, Raider Nation will certainly go to bed feeling a lot better about their team’s fortunes in 2022.