The Las Vegas Raiders did a nice job bolstering their roster this offseason, but they will regret neglecting the offensive line for the most part.
The Las Vegas Raiders went big this offseason with the addition of Davante Adams, taking the offensive skill position from good to great. Adams will be paired with the likes of Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller in the passing game, while the running back room is deep and talented as well.
The addition of a talent like Adams will force Derek Carr to become an even better quarterback, and possibly win over the side of the fan base that is always looking to replace him. His connection with Adams should be very apparent early on, as they have prior chemistry being at Fresno State and having a great relationship outside of football.
Raiders may regret not targeting the offensive line
However, despite the additions on offense, one major issue is the offensive line. The Raiders’ offensive line is a major question mark coming into the season, as they are 28th by PFF after the 2021 season.
Alex Leatherwood and Brandon Parker combined to allow 16 sacks per PFF, and despite that, the Raiders neglected the right tackle spot for the most part. Rookie Thayer Munford could be in line to start despite being a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, and there are still battles going on within the interior.
Las Vegas should have kicked the tires on La’el Collins or Morgan Moses, two veterans who would have brought much-needed competition while adding depth and potentially immediate starter on the right side.
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They now are going to have to bank on Leatherwood making big improvements from last year, or possibly Munford coming in and starting as a rookie. This makes the right tackle spot a serious cause for concern and could end up hurting the Silver and Black in a big way down the stretch.