Why Oakland Raiders’ First Round Pick Won’t Be an Offensive Tackle

April 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders are bringing back offensive linemen Khalif Barnes and Langston Walker next season.
These moves could mean that the Raiders are not looking to add an offensive lineman in the first round. This is interesting because the Raiders offensive line allowed the most sacks per pass attempt last season.
The Raiders did deal with injuries on the offensive line losing Khalif Barnes and Robert Gallery early in the year. Perhaps the Raiders feel confident that Tom Cable can get this unit going, now that he won't be calling plays.
Mario Henderson has been working hard this offseason and looks to start at left tackle. Barnes was brought in last year to compete for the left tackle spot, but an injury took him out of the race.
If the Raiders don't draft an offensive tackle, then what other position would they look at?
The Raiders are currently in need of some help on both sides of the line of scrimmage. There is a gaping hole in the middle of the defense...

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