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What condition the Raiders position is in pre-draft: Offensive guard

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We check on the Raiders guard position pre-draft to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Touch and go, Serious, or Critical.

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Starters: Kelechi Osemele, Gabe Jackson
Depth: Jon Feliciano, Mitch Bell, Matt McCants

Osemele was the Raiders top free agent acquisition this offseason, making him by far the highest paid guard in the NFL at $11.7 million per season. Gabe Jackson returns and some expect he will shift to right guard after playing on the left side his first two NFL seasons. Feliciano was last year's fourth round pick. Mitch Bell was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and spent the season on the practice squad. McCants is a backup swing tackle/guard.

Condition: Strong

Arguably the strongest position on the team after being one of the most suspect positions in recent years. Jackson has started since day one as a rookie in 2014 at left guard. He is considered one of the better guards in the league. Should he indeed move to the right side, there could be a transition, but he will have an entire offseason to make it. The Raiders have pulled him from left to right after the snap consistently.

Osemele is a big, punishing run blocker who was one of the few top flight free agents on the market at any position. He can also line up at tackle if need be. He and Jackson give the Raiders one of  the top guard combos in the league.

Feliciano was a questionable pick in the 2015 draft in the fourth round. The Raiders had a major need at guard, but Amari Cooper, Mario Edwards Jr, and Clive Walford were too good to pass up in the first three rounds. At no point last offseason was Feliciano working first team at guard. J'Marcus Webb started all season until Austin Howard went down with injury, causing Webb to move to RT and Felciano came in to start at right guard the final three games. Webb left as a free agent to sign with the Seahawks.