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The Oakland Raiders selected offensive lineman Vadal Alexander with their final pick

The Oakland Raiders selected offensive lineman Vadal Alexander with their final pick

The Oakland Raiders have what looks to be a strong offensive line, but they added some necessary depth with their final pick in this year's draft.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders selected LSU's offensive lineman Vadal Alexander with their seventh-round selection. Alexander is a versatile offensive lineman, having started inside at left guard next to La'el Collins and then kicking outside to play right tackle for his senior year where he earned All-SEC honors in 2015.

He's got a huge frame at 6-foot-5, 326 pounds that gives him the opportunity to overpower opponents lining up across from him. His lack of athleticism will likely mean he will play guard in the NFL, where he may still need to lean up to help improve his quickness and body control to be a solid impact player in the NFL. 

That said, McKenzie seems to have gotten good value in Alexander in the seventh round as many scouts expected him to go before that. 


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