Marshall Newhouse to start at right tackle for Oakland

Newhouse came to the Raiders from the Giants in the offseason, and Oakland said Monday he'd be the team's starter.

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Marshall Newhouse to start at right tackle for Oakland

  • Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said that Marshall Newhouse is the current starter at right tackle.
  • Newhouse played 524 snaps for the Giants last season at both guard and tackle and is coming off his highest-graded season in the NFL at 69.4, 46th among OTs.
  • Based on his 2016 performance, Newhouse shouldn’t be a major liability in pass protection at right tackle. His pass-blocking grade of 75.1 ranked 37th among eligible tackles and his pass-blocking efficiency of 96.5 ranked 13th (min. 90 snaps in pass protection).
  • Newhouse struggled as a run-blocker in 2016, earning a “poor” run-block grade of 50.0, which ranked 60th out of 79 tackles.

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  • Terrence Healy

    Why starting if poor run blocking???? That could change!

    • slmraiders

      Because Mike Tice can easily work with his run-blocking technique. Pass-blocking skills take much longer to learn. His run blocking is barely better than Alexander’s rating but his pass blocking is a huge upgrade that we need.

      • juniorjohnson

        Good point. The Afc West has so many great pass rushers the Raiders need better pass blocking from the RT. Playing next to Jackson should help Newhouse run blocking too.

        • Andre Taylor

          That is very true, to be honest i think that rookie David Sharpe will end up as the starter at RT, getting him in a pro strength and conditioning program. Get his weight down to 330lbs, he will be more mobile. He is a mauler in the run game, and has the length and skillset to be a John Runyan type of RT. Nothing fancy, just lineup and smash the guy across from him.

  • Andre Taylor

    OT Marshall Newhouse may start out at RT, but if you pay attention to what GM Reggie McKenzie did in the off-season. It shows us that the Raiders are going to be what Seattle use to be, a power run dominated offense with Marshawn Lynch and rookie Elijah Hood. Giving pro-bowl QB Derek Carr multiple weapons to get play-action off to WR’s Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, TE’s Jared Cook, and Clive Walford. The O-line will be moving forward more than backwards, giving the offense balance and not putting them in 3rd and long situations. Although Newhouse isn’t great, i think he can hold the fort down until rookie G/T David Sharpe is ready. A bit overweight, and will need coaching, however working with position coach Mike Tice, in a pro strength and conditioning program. Sharpe is already a mauler in the run game, once he catches up to the speed of the NFL. You can bet he will be an above-average RT, a John Runyan type. Make no mistake about it, the Raiders are the real deal.