This offseason the Raiders have talked about the open competition at the right tackle position. That’s another way of saying they don’t have a starter. They also have to start thinking about who will replace Donald Penn who figures to be in his final NFL season.
If they are to get that right tackle starter and/or their heir apparent to Penn, here’s where I see them finding it.
Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame — Round 1
A three-year starter at Notre Dame. McGlinchey is the ideal tackle for the Raiders. Having began his career with the Fighting Irish at right tackle and moved to left tackle his past two seasons. That is just what he would do for the Raiders. Stepping in as the right tackle for a season before moving to left tackle as the eventual replacement for Donald Penn.
He has ideal size at 6-8, 310 pounds with 34-inch arms.