We can point to the Raiders’ porous defense or an offensive line that may undergo significant changes as the team’s primary focus this offseason, but both issues are symptoms of Gruden’s staff- and roster-building decisions. And Mark Davis’s haircut.
The Raiders should be further along in their fourth year under Gruden. As our fans clamor for a resurgence in Las Vegas We dumped three-fifths of our offensive line this offseason, so we need to rebuild our blocking unit.
Jackson Carman has some great athletic ability, for a 340-pound lineman. Some believe he’s a left tackle in the pros. He comes with some character issues, however.
Carman was a finalist for both the Anthony Munoz National Offensive Lineman of the Year award and the USA Today Offensive Player of the Year award as a senior at Fairfield Senior High School. Enrolling a semester early to get a head start on things, Carman played in 13 games as a backup left tackle for the national champions in 2018. Tigers coaches elevated him to the starting lineup on the blindside for all 15 games of his sophomore campaign, and he garnered third-team All-ACC honors for his play. League coaches gave him second-team notice in 2020 when he again started all 12 games at left tackle.
Which make him perfect for our squad of misfits . . .
Raiders GM Zulu_Trader selects: Jackson Carman, G/OT, Clemson
- Jacksonville Jaguars- QB Zack Wilson, Brigham Young
- New York Jets- QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
- San Francisco 49ers– QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
- Atlanta Falcons- QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
- Cincinnati Bengals- OT Penei Sewell, Oregon
- Miami Dolphins– WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
- Detroit Lions- TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
- Carolina Panthers- OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
- Denver Broncos- QB Mac Jones, Alabama
- Dallas Cowboys- CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
- New York Giants- WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama
- Philadelphia Eagles– WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
- Los Angeles Chargers- S Jevon Holland, Oregon
- Minnesota Vikings- OT Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech
- New England Patriots- LB Micah Parsons, Penn State
- Arizona Cardinals- WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota
- Las Vegas Raiders- G/OT Jackson Carman, Clemson
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