Brandon Shell, OT, South Carolina
The Raiders love legend players. Currently George Atkinson III is on the roster. George Atkinson came to the Raiders in the 1968 draft, four rounds behind Brandon Shell's uncle Art Shell. You may have heard of him. Hall of Fame left tackle for two Raiders Super Bowl championships, and two-time former Raiders head coach.
NFL bloodlines are valuable. Another current Raider is defensive end Mario Edwards Jr whose father was a longtime NFL defensive back. Like Edwards, Shell was once a top high school recruit who never quite lived up to his status at the collegiate level. Though Edwards has certainly looked every bit the talent the Raiders hoped he would be in his short time in Oakland.
The 6-5, 324-pound Shell started his college career at right tackle where he was named to the Freshman All SEC team. He remained on the right side his first three seasons for the Gamecocks before moving to the left side as a senior, failing to make any All Conference teams in his final three years.
He allowed ZERO sacks last season from the left tackle position and just 7 total pressures in 398 pass blocking snaps according to Pro Football Focus figures.
With the potential he has long possessed, it's possible he could be worked into a left tackle at the NFL level -- which would be a bit surreal for those who remember the 14 years one could look to the left side of the Raiders offensive line and see the name Shell on the back of the jersey. However, he could ultimately be best suited to move back to the right side.
Raiders selections so far:
Round 1, pick 14 -- Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
Round 2, pick 44 -- Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
Round 3, pick 75 -- Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA
Round 4, pick 114 -- Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah
Round 5, pick 143 -- Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan
Round 5, pick 154 -- Eric Striker, LB, Oklahoma
Round 6, pick 194 -- Brandon Shell, OT, South Carolina
Round 7, pick 234