Raiders: Wire targets Las Vegas should kick the tires on
OL John Leglue
The Raiders could use more versatility if they feel that’s the priority. Some are making the argument that the Silver and Black need a more natural position player, such as an actual right tackle. However, John Leglue was cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers in order to clear the way for Kendrick Green to start at guard.
The Raiders could certainly use a backup offensive lineman at left guard. In this scenario, you’d have Leglue behind John Simpson, allowing Dylan Parham to be the backup center. Don’t forget, Parham can start in a pinch at either guard slot as well. Interestingly enough, Leglue can also play center if need be. Josh McDaniels is building himself a versatile unit, so adding another multifaceted lineman makes sense.
An undrafted rookie last year, Leglue started five games for the Steelers, accumulating a total of 407 snaps. He allowed just eight pressures during his career, per Pro Football Focus. In addition, he was awarded a notable pass-blocking grade of 72.8. Certainly, Parham has certainly flashed potential, but Leglue proved he can hold his own last year. Whether Leglue is available to the Raiders is yet to be seen.