Raiders Likely Moving on From Former Tide Lineman
Reports coming out of Las Vegas suggest that the team could be moving on from second year offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood.
The Raiders drafted the former Tide lineman with the 17th pick in the 2021 draft under coach Jon Gruden and general manger Mike Mayock.
The pick was considered a reach at the time with many analysts projecting Leatherwood as a second round pick, and now with Gruden and Mayock now gone from the front office, the new management is not tied to Leatherwood and are likely to trade or release the tackle prior to the roster cut-down deadline as he has vastly underperformed expectations.
Leatherwood started 41 games for the Crimson Tide and helped propel the 2020 team to the No. 1 scoring offense of all Power 5 schools.
If Leatherwood is cut, it is not likely he stays on the open market for long, there are many teams around the league that are weak at tackle and many should be willing to take a chance on the young and, while unpolished, still highly talented Leatherwood.