Just like that, we are under 80 days from the Raiders 2015 season opener. Now we enter the 70s numbers which means a whole lot of linemen on both sides of the ball. There have been a lot of big fellas for the Raiders to both plow the way for the offense and terrorize the offense from the defensive side. For our best to wear 79, we start with the former.
Who wore it best: RT Harry Schuh (1965-70)
A former third overall pick by the Raiders in the 1965 draft, he ushered in a couple decades of some of the most dominant offensive line play by any team. He locked down the right tackle spot for the Raiders for six seasons. In that time, he missed just one game, was named to the Pro Bowl three times and All AFL once. The 1969 season, he was one of three All AFL performers on the Raiders offensive line along with Jim Otto and Gene Upshaw. Schuh had the task of protecting the right side to allow Daryl Lamonica the time to earn his nickname "The Mad Bomber". One of those seasons was 1967 when the Raiders made it to the Super Bowl.
Who's wearing it now: OT Anthony Morris
One of three picks by the Raiders in the seventh round of this draft, he was a late bloomer at Tennessee State. In his ten college starts, the Raiders saw something in him they thought was worth drafting. One would assume it wasn't just his 6-7, 303-pound frame.
He is primarily running with the third team at left tackle behind starter Donald Penn and veteran utility lineman Khalif Barnes. Morris' best chance could be if Barnes is called upon to take over at another position, allowing Morris to take over as second team left tackle.