What condition the position is in: Assessing Raiders level of need at tackle ahead of free agency
We take a look at the offensive tackle position for the Raiders ahead of free agency to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Unstable, Serious, or Critical.
Returning starters: Kolton Miller
Depth: Thayer Munford, Jackson Barton, Sebastian Gutierrez
Free agents: Jermaine Eluemunor, Brandon Parker
Miller is one of the more solid left tackles in the NFL. He has missed three games in five NFL seasons and signed a long term extension last offseason to keep him in Silver & Black for the foreseeable future.
Eluemunor was not pegged as the starter in the offseason, but that’s where he ended up starting the season. After a rough start, he finished out the season with some passable play
Munford was the team’s pick in the seventh round of the 2022 draft. He was part of the competition in the offseason at right tackle, but ultimately played mostly as a tackle eligible in jumbo packages.
The Raiders could go about trying to upgrade the right tackle spot. The previous regime swung and missed on Alex Leatherwood, leaving the new regime back in the position of trying to find a long term answer.
Eluemunor may have earned a shot to return, and compete at tackle or to move inside to guard. Or he may have just been a stopgap and move on in free agency.