Raiders go offensive tackle in latest 2022 mock draft by Dane Brugler

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As we approach December, it’s officially bowl season in college football as the year wraps up. We are also starting to see accepted invitations to All-Star games, which we know the Raiders care about a lot after selecting Alex Leatherwood in 2021.

Speaking of Leatherwood, could the Raiders look to add another offensive tackle in next year’s draft? Leatherwood has moved to guard and Brandon Parker surely isn’t a long-term solution, so it would make sense.

In a recent mock draft by Dane Brugler of The Athletic, he has the Raiders selecting offensive tackle Trevor Penning from Northern Iowa. Here is what Brugler had to say about the possible fit between these two:

“Finding an upgrade at right tackle needs to be a top priority for the Raiders this offseason. As long as they plan to keep Alex Leatherwood at guard, general manager Mike Mayock might look to find their new right tackle in the draft. Penning, who has experience at left and right tackle, is a “small school” prospect, but he has the traits to start in the NFL next season. At 6-7 and 329 pounds, he has impressive movement skills, length (35-inch arms) and competitive play style.”

The Raiders do covet size and athleticism on the offensive line and Penning has both. For a team that wants to be able to run the ball, Penning would make a lot of sense next to Leatherwood.

Keep an eye on Penning during the 2022 Senior Bowl as he could be a target in the middle of the first round for the Raiders.

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