Could Alabama RT JC Latham be a perfect fit for Raiders?

The Las Vegas Raiders are in search of offensive line help, but they are really looking for a long-term solution at right tackle. Kolton Miller has been fantastic at left tackle, but they have yet to solve their right tackle need.

Which offensive tackle in the 2024 NFL Draft makes the most sense for Las Vegas? In a recent article by Matt Bowen of ESPN, he wrote about 20 players and their best fit in the NFL.

One prospect that Bowen wrote about was Alabama RT JC Latham, who is widely viewed as a top-15 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. He believes that he could be a perfect fit for the Raiders at No. 13:

Latham could elevate the Raiders’ offensive identity under coach Antonio Pierce given his physical play style. A true road grader, he has the power to displace defenders and move the line of scrimmage, plus he has the quickness to match in pass protection.

In Vegas, Latham would project to be a starting right tackle, opposite of Kolton Miller on the left side, giving the Raiders two edges up front. In 27 career starts at Alabama, he allowed just two sacks.

Latham doesn’t have great foot quickness, but his size (342 pounds) is overwhelming in the run game. He is a physical blocker who loves to drive defenders off the line of scrimmage. If the Raiders want to get more physical on the offensive line, Latham is the perfect fit.


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Story originally appeared on Raiders Wire