We’re continuing to look at some of the Las Vegas Raiders’ undrafted free agents.
Let’s get to know tackle Dalton Wagner of Arkansas:
He’s a huge man:
Wagner is a massive player at 6-foot-8, 320 arms complete with 34 and 3/8 inch arms. He is your classic huge tackle. There will no tackle-guard hybrid project talk here.
What he brings to the table:
He is strong and plays with great leverage for a player his size. He has strong hands and he challenges pass-rushers. He is a leader who was a team captain for the Razorbacks.
What he needs to work on:
He didn’t show great foot work in college and that can hurt in in both pass protection on in run blocking. He’s not considered a great athlete. Overall, he’s better in the passing game than in the running game.
He’s a right tackle prospect and because he is strong in pass projection (which is so valued in the NFL). He should get a chance to develop.
What to realistically expect?
Wagner will be in the Raiders’ training camp because of his size, strength and pass-blocking capability. He does have a lot to work on. Still, there is a chance he will make the 53-man roster as a rookie. If not, Wagner seems like the perfect type of prospect to try to develop on the practice squad.