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Silver Minings: Ranking tackles Trent Brown and Kolton Miller

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Both ranked in upper half by Establishing the Run

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NFL: Preseason-Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals
Trent Brown
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Brandon Thorn of the Establishing the Run is known as one of the better internet analysts on offensive-line play. He has ranked both left tackles and right tackles by tiers. The Raiders did solidly in his ranking, especially right tackle Trent Brown.

Brown was put in the second tier (there were six tiers in all) at right tackle and ranked sixth overall at that position. Las Vegas left tackle Kolton Miller was less thought of, but he didn’t have a terrible ranking. Thorn placed the third-year player in the fourth tier at left tackle, ranking him as the 16th best overall.

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos
Kolton Miller (74)
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Therefore, Thorn believes Brown is an upper-level right tackle and Miller is an average left tackle.

The Raiders can live with that, especially since Miller is an ascending player. The 2018 first-round pick made big strides last season and he could do the same this season. Perhaps, next season, Miller and Brown will both be top-10 players at their position by Thorn.

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