Things aren’t looking good for the Raiders’ 2021 first-round pick Alex Leatherwood. According to Las Vegas Review journalist Vincent Bonsignore, the team may consider cutting or trading Leatherwood as he’s underperformed in the past year with the team.
— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) August 24, 2022
Via LV Journal
With final cuts less than a week away, the Raiders face a major decision on second-year offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood.
The 17th pick overall in last year’s draft has fallen behind in the running at right tackle, and people with knowledge of the Raiders’ thinking suggest all options are on the table on how to proceed with the former Alabama standout.
Those options include moving Leatherwood from tackle back to guard, where he played the bulk of his rookie season, to trading him or cutting him.
Raiders fans are probably not going to miss Leatherwood, considering how poorly he played last season.
This hand placement (or lack thereof) by Alex Leatherwood is exactly why he has NO BUSINESS being a starting OL in the NFL… let alone at OT.
— CJ (@Th3BlackHound) August 21, 2022
— Bobby Shouse (@B_Shousejr) August 21, 2022