With so many solid tackles coming out in this years draft. Would the Raiders want to draft one in the first or secound round? Many of the nation think we should and move Valdeer to right tackle because his contract is coming up and we could pay him less. I love what we have now in Vladeer. Ive always been a believer that you should draft your O linemen in the late rounds but how many times have we passed on top tackles!? We all thought Robert Gallery was our answer but he just couldnt play tackle. He was a solid guard for us. But hes gone now. I just think some times we dont want to draft another tackle because we dont want another Gallery. Thats why we havent drafted another tackle in the first or secound round.
We did draft a solid tackle in the 2010 draft in Jared Valdeer, he was a 3rd rounder. With all the problems we had at right tackle this could be the year we hit it right again and pick up another solid tackle. So with the 3rd pick Luke Joeckel would be a solid pick. I would want to trade for multiple picks this year and find our next Jared Valdeer. Keep in mind that Barrett Jones the center for Alabama can also play tackle. Hes alot like Valdeer and that he can play center, guard and tackle. But with guys like Terren Jones, Luke Marquardt, Brian Winters and Mark Jackson. Mark Jackson who could end up playing guard is a monster.
The Raiders have lots of choices. Most of us wanting more defensive players drafted this year at some point the O line needs to be addressed. What do you think should we or not draft a tackle and if we do let me know who do think would be a good player for us. I know I didnt add all the tackles just the ones I liked. I want to get back to the power running game. The glory days. Smash mouth team. In your face. Take what we want team. Theres only one nation and that THE RAIDER NATION!
luke joeckel texas a&m lt 6'6 310 #76
jake matthews texas a&m rt lt 6'5 305 #75
barrett jones alabama c og ot 6'5 300 #75
d.j. fluker alabama rt 6'6 335 #76
taylor lewan michigan lt 6'8 309 #77
eric fisher central michigan lt 6'8 305 #79
brennan williams north carolina lt rt 6'7 310 #73
lane johnson oklahoma ot og 6'7 303 #69
oday aboushi virginia lt 6'6 310 #72
dallas thomas tennessee ot og 6'5 310 #71
brian winters kent state ot og 6'6 310 #66
terren jones alabama state lt 6'8 335 #70
luke marquardt azusa pacific ot 6'9 322 #77
mark jackson glennville state ot og 6'5 326 #75