Examining a position group that could exceed its preseason expectations:
The Oakland offensive line has been a negative influence on the team in recent years. I don’t see it being a problem anymore.
I think this unit is still a work in progress and it is still far from elite, but it’s not a problem.
I really like young center Stefen Wisniewski and left tackle Jared Veldheer. The Raiders added solid guard Mike Brisiel from Houston. He is excellent in the zone-blocking scheme the Raiders are going back to, and he is a tough player. These are three strong pieces to the line. They are all athletic and tough. They will battle all day long.
Again, this isn’t a great unit, but there are some solid pieces and I don’t think the Raiders are overly worried about this being a problem area.