Oklahoma OT Phil Loadholt
mushin with the pick...
The Raiders would have loved to have Sean Smith CB/S from Utah fall here, but they’ll need to look later in the draft to fill this need as there are not safeties worthy of the pick. Not a problem. The Raiders line needs help, bad. They had the 29th ranked offense last year. (Take that Raiders! The Chiefs were 24th. I call that a victory) During the offseason they signed Khalif Barnes, giving them a legitimate LT to protect their young QB. That leaves the hole on the right side. And in the words of a porn star, if you have a hole, you fill it with the biggest thing you can find.
Enter Phil Loadholt. This guy is a mountain of a man. He’s 6’8, 338, and in the words of Mocking Dan over at SB Nation, “Could probably get bigger if he wanted to.” His size alone should have Cable, a former O-line coach, drooling all over himself. (A lot like Al when it’s Tapioca Tuesday at the old folks home.) Loadholt can step in on day one and open holes for Oakland’s stable of RB’s. Most projections have him better suited to play right tackle than left. He lacks the ideal speed and footwork, in the eyes of many scouts, to be an upper echelon left tackle in the NFL. But he did play LT for the highest scoring offense in NCAA history last year.
He dominates smaller ends, though he struggles with elite pass rushers. Brian Orakpo had a field day with him. Some of the concerns with him are complex schemes and dumb penalties. Perfect Raider.
CBS Sports has a great scouting report on him.
Though nobody but moms and scouts want to watch tackle highlight reels, I included this one in case you were bored on a Monday night.
Previous pick: G Duke Robinson
Read more: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)
On the clock for tomorrow: Green Bay Packers (JasonM) and Buffalo Bills (ArrowDread)
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|Pick||Round 2||Selection||Date||Approval Rating|
|1(33)||Detroit Lions - UCrawford||CB Darius Butler||Weds., April 8th|
|2(34)||New England Patriots (From Kansas City) - connerman||DE Robert Ayers||Weds., April 8th|
|3(35)||St. Louis Rams - Lanier63||DT Evander Hood||Thursday, April 9th|
|4(36)||Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway||DE Connor Barwin||Thursday, April 9th|
|5(37)||Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel||OT William Beatty||Friday, April 10th|
|6(38)||Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic||C Max Unger||Friday, April 10th|
|7(39)||Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns||G Duke Robinson||Monday, April 13th|
|8(40)||Oakland Raiders - mushin||T Phil Loadholt
||Monday, April 13th|
|9(41)||Green Bay Packers - JasonM||Tuesday, April 14th|
|10(42)||Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread||Tuesday, April 14th|
|11(43)||San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch||Weds. April 15th|
|12(44)||Miami Dolphins (From Washington) - shraggyj||Weds. April 15th|
|13(45)||New York Giants (From New Orleans) - ChiefsFan90s||Thursday, April 16th|
|14(46)||Houston Texans - ChiefsDude||Thursday, April 16th|
|15(47)||New England Patriots (From San Diego) - connerman||Friday, April 17th|
|16(48)||Denver Broncos (From Texans) - Keyser Sose||Friday, April 17th|
|17(49)||Chicago Bears - Holmeslice||Monday, April 20th|
|18(50)||Cleveland Browns (From Tampa Bay) - HIV2Elway||Monday, April 20th|
|19(51)||Dallas Cowboys - chiefsfan1384
||Monday, April 20th|
|20(52)||New York Jets - ???||Tuesday, April 21st|
|21(53)||Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717||Tuesday, April 21st|
|22(54)||Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56||Tuesday, April 21st|
|23(55)||Atlanta Falcons - RedNose||Weds. April 22nd|
|24(56)||Miami Dolphins - shraggyj||Weds. April 22nd|
|25(57)||Baltimore Ravens - Ben S||Weds. April 22nd|
|26(58)||New England Patriots - connerman||Thursday, April 23rd|
|27(59)||Carolina Panthers - 808NaNz808||Thursday, April 23rd|
|28(60)||New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s||Thursday, April 23rd|
|29(61)||Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary||Friday, April 24th|
|30(62)||Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99||Friday, April 24th|
|31(63)||Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH||Friday, April 24th|
|32(64)||Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33||Friday, April 24th|