2023 7-round Mock Draft: Raiders hit the reset button at QB
The Raiders used a late pick on a player in Thayer Munford who looks like he could be developing into a solid rotational lineman but the position group is a real need so using a pick on Carter Warren makes a great deal of sense. The Pittsburgh lineman has great potential and measurables at 6-6, 325 lbs, and can step in right away as a rotational player.
Warren was a highly touted recruit out of New Jersey and many expected him to come out of college last year with his QB Kenny Pickett but he chose to stay and develop further as a prospect. That has paid off for him as he projects to be around a top-100 pick and could play right away in Las Vegas.
The young lineman is not the mauler that you want in the run game but he has excellent feet and technique in the passing game which is where the Raiders line has struggled in recent years. Mauling opposing defensive linemen may come with time but the foundation for a great pass-blocking RT is there and he could pair nicely with Kolton Miller on the opposite side.
Warren’s size and length give him a great advantage over some of the taller edge rushers though he may struggle with guys that play with great leverage. He is by no means a day one starter but has the potential to develop into a regular starter with some coaching.