Las Vegas Raiders: 2022 preseason Week 2 53-Man Roster Prediction
Offensive Line: Kolton Miller, John Simpson, Andre James, Dylan Parham, Alex Leatherwood, Lester Cotton, Jackson Barton, Jermaine Eluemunor, Thayer Munford
Defensive Line: Bilal Nichols, Jonathan Hankins, Neil Farrell Jr., Matthew Butler, Vernon Butler
Edge: Maxx Crosby, Chandler Jones, Clelin Ferrell, Malcolm Koonce
On the offensive line, the Raiders face some major question marks. After the retirement of Denzelle Good, there is a hole in the middle of the offensive line. Fortunately, they selected Dylan Parham in the third round and may need him to play valuable snaps early on.
If Leatherwood can take a few steps forward, it would go a long way towards the validity of this group.
At pass rusher, the Raiders have a collection of talent that includes some of the league’s very best players. New addition Chandler Jones combines with fringe superstar Maxx Crosby to form one of the best pass-rushing duos you will see anywhere. Behind them, youngster Malcolm Koonce has all the potential in the world to be a contributor as a third pass rusher.
Inside, Vegas has a lot of new faces. With only Hankins returning, he will reassume his role as a `fantastic run stopper. With Farrell Jr. and Butler, the Raiders drafted two high-potential players on the inside of their defense. With not much depth at the position, the rookies may very well see a good amount of playing time.