5. Mike Panasiuk, DT, Michigan State (Raiders)
Mike Panasiuk is a large 6-foot-3, 300-pound 2-gap defensive tackle. In his senior season, he had 10 tackles for a loss, 3.0 sacks, a pick-six, and 34 total tackles.
He also had an interception and three pass deflections in the previous season which shows that he knows how to use his size to disrupt the pass in the air if he can’t disrupt it by pressuring the quarterback from the inside.
Panasiuk has NFL-ready technique and strength and really excels clogging lanes against the run. His pass-rush ability, however, is not a strong suit, with only five sacks in his four seasons with Michigan State.
The Raiders don’t have an apparently open spot on the defensive line, so he will have to really shine in camp and the preseason to make the squad.
6. Kamaal Seymour, OL, Rutgers (Raiders)
Kamaal Seymour spent three seasons playing right tackle for the Scarlet Knights. At the Senior Bowl, he was looked at as more of an inside guy for the next level, so the Raiders likely signed him to compete for a depth spot at guard.
At 6-foot-6, 324 pounds, Seymour can move well for a man that size. His athletic traits are probably his greatest attribute, as he is rather raw and will be a developmental lineman for whatever team, maybe the Raiders, he sticks to.
He currently plays a lot better in the run game than he does protecting the quarterback in the passing game, which is part of the reason he should be transitioning to guard.
Seymour’s best hope is to make the practice squad. The Raiders added offensive guard John Simpson in the draft and signed Denzelle Good in the offseason.
Guard is currently a position of strength among the Raiders roster which doesn’t bode well for his chances to make this team, but he likely will stick somewhere in the league for the 2020 season as he does have some upside.