The Las Vegas Raiders need some help this offseason, and the best way to do that is by utilizing their draft picks and taking some young players that can help right away.
We all know what the biggest issue of this team was, right? It was by far the defense, which ranked 28th this season as a whole. They needed to give the offense some help, and they just couldn’t do it.
With the seventh pick in the draft, the Raiders could get some really good guys on defense who could come in and immediately provide a spark. But, what position on that side of the ball do they need the most?
If it were up to me, I’d say they need work in the secondary first. However, this draft is deeper in the secondary and better up front in the early rounds when it comes to pass-rushers and run-stoppers, the Raiders second biggest need on defense.
One guy I think would be a great fit, if he is available, is the Clemson defensive tackle Bryan Bresee.
According to Pro Football Focus, which does excellent draft work, they have Bresee as the fifth-ranked prospect on their big board. But, that doesn’t mean he won’t be available at seven when the Raiders pick, because he very well could.
The 6’5″ 300 pound interior defensive lineman had himself quite the season last year at Clemson, a school that has produced some amazing defensive talent. He moves quickly on his feet and has a plethora of moves to get to the quarterback, as he generated 60 pressures on the quarterback in his three seasons at Clemson.
His feet are what stand out most though. Bresee is a big dude, so to have as quick of feet as he does, is something that a lot of scouts will love to see. His highest-graded performance, by PFF’s standards, was the ACC Championship game against North Carolina, so we know he can step up in big-time situations.
The Raiders didn’t generate a ton of sacks in 2022 outside of Maxx Crosby. So, it is safe to say they could use some help, especially on the inside, as they will give it another try with Chandler Jones.
Bresee could still use some work when it comes to the run, but he isn’t non-existent in that area. The Raiders would love what this guy brings to the field, and their fans would as well.
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