Starters: Kelechi Osemele, Gabe Jackson
Backups: Jon Feliciano, Denver Kirkland, Ian Silberman, Jordan Simmons
Free agents: None
Even in a down season for the line, Osemele was still a Pro Bowl guard. Jackson isn’t on his level, but he is still one of the better guards in the league. They’ve proven, under the right coaching, they can be an elite pair. They were in 2016 and the Raiders running game was among the best in the league with the backs consistently seeing big holes and downfield blocking.
Feliciano was the team’s 4th round pick in 2015. He found his place in his second season as the team’s utility interior offensive lineman. He showed himself to be a valuable asset backing up both guard and center. And he has held his own when called upon.
Kirkland started to show well for himself as an undrafted rookie in 2016, mostly as a tackle eligible in jumbo packages. He missed the entire 2017 season due to injury.
Silberman played every position on the Raiders offensive line the past two offseasons, but has never made the regular season roster. Simmons was an undrafted rookie in 2017, spending last season on the practice squad.
Osemele and Jackson are as good a guard duo as you’ll find in the NFL and they’re both locked in for several years to come. Felciano is a versatile interior utility lineman. The other three will battle for the other backup guard spot.
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