Las Vegas holds the 17th pick in the NFL Draft
In a surprising move, the Raiders unloaded one of the better offensive lines in the NFL. This came as a shock to many for multiple reasons. The team just signed another big-name running back in Kenyon Drake, and the offense struggled with injuries and did not progress in 2020. All of that despite spending two early picks on a wide receiver.
They will be looking to fix that early, if that is not their plan we should all ask many questions.
Darrisaw would easily slot in at left tackle for the Raiders the moment he is drafted. Looking at their current offensive line he might also be the most talented player. There are questions surrounding what the scheme will be due to the receivers they have drafted and the fact they added another running back. Josh Jacobs did not need another running back of close-to-starter ability, so this could be a sign the ground game is where they are going.
It will be a familiar offense if they do turn to the ground game for Darrisaw. As their quarterback at the moment, Derek Carr is a mobile west coast style quarterback.
However, having Darrisaw at the left tackle will give him more time than he had last year to hit the speedster Ruggs deep. The downside for Darrisaw here is the Raiders unlike the chargers seem to be going backward faster than forwards.