I was looking at a ProFootballFocus article on NFL Offensive Lines in the second quarter of the NFL season and non surprising the raiders were ranked towards the bottom (28th overall)
Here is the link:
What caught my eye is just how bad Lucas Nix has been doing. Obviously we've witnessed him struggling miserably just by watching the games live, but when the scouts keep an eye on him more times than not they're disgusted.
Here is the whole breakdown:
28. Oakland Raiders: -41.7 (First Quarter Rank-17)
Stud: Center Stefen Wisniewski (+8.6) has taken his time becoming the center many thought he would, but now it seems to be happening.
Dud: Lucas Nix (-36.4) is in prime position to earn the lowest grade we’ve ever given a guard.
While it's good to see Wis is looking like the stud we'd thought he'd be, it's truly embarrassing how Nix has been playing. Left guard is a big need. When Jared Veldheer comes back (week 13) I think we should definately kick Khalif Barnes to LG, no question.
Then leave Brisiel and Wis at their respected RG and C spots and let Menelik Watson, Matt McCants, and Tony Pashos continue to rotate it out on the right side.