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Free Agent Offensive Linemen the Raiders Can Target Following Trent Brown Trade

Jason Schandl
Free agent offensive linemen the Raiders can target, including Taylor Moton, following their Trent Brown trade.
Free agent offensive linemen the Raiders can target, including Taylor Moton, following their Trent Brown trade. / Tim Warner/Getty Images
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The Las Vegas Raiders made a splashy move on Tuesday morning, shipping tackle Trent Brown to the New England Patriots.

The Raiders are hemorrhaging linemen at this point, having now lost Brown, Gabe Jackson and Richie Incognito, and they'll need to address the position in free agency.

Here are three linemen they should target.

1. Taylor Moton

Taylor Moton could be a strong free agent target for the Raiders.
Taylor Moton could be a strong free agent target for the Raiders. / Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Former Carolina Panther Taylor Moton is probably the best right tackle on the market. Pro Football Focus has given him strong overall grades in each of the last three seasons (81.2, 76.2, 76.6), and that rock-solid consistency is very valuable. Grading out well in both run and pass-blocking in 2020, Moton should be priority number one if the Raiders are looking to bring in outside help to replace Brown.

2. Trent Williams

Trent Williams
The Raiders could target Trent Williams in free agency. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Trent Williams is not going to be cheap after re-establishing himself as one of the league's best tackles in 2020. Few teams have as much cap space as the Raiders, however. If they want to make a legitimate investment in their offensive line, Williams could make a massive impact. This signing would likely mean moving Kolton Miller to right tackle, but shuffling positions like that is a risk worth making if it means securing a premier left tackle.

3. Joe Thuney

Joe Thuney
The Raiders' free agent targets should include Joe Thuney. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Joe Thuney wouldn't directly replace Brown, but as mentioned above the Raiders also now need help at guard. If they're not looking to spend up on a tackle, Thuney would be the perfect addition to bolster the interior of the offensive line. Not expected to receive another franchise tag, Thuney is set to become an unrestricted free agent after receiving overall grades of 74.2 and 77.4 from PFF over the last two seasons.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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