Why the Raiders Will Select a Franchise Offensive Tackle

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Published: April 3, 2009


... high priority for most teams in the NFL. With the 2009 NFL draft fast approaching, many in the Raider Nation are wondering if the silver and black will select one of the premier offensive tackles with the seventh selection in the draft.


But is it a good idea to select an offensive tackle in this position, and what are the chances this player will be a success? To analyze this, the following questions should be asked.


  • Who are the potential franchise tackles in the upcoming draft?
  • Do the Oakland Raiders have a shot at selecting one with the seventh selection?
  • How successful have tackles selected in the first round been recently?
  • When have perennial all Pro Bowl tackles been selected?



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