Youth being served on offensive line

The Raiders are going young on their offensive line, writes John Clayton in his observations from Raiders camp.

Updated: July 26, 2006, 6:05 PM ET
By John Clayton |
NAPA, Calif. -- Here are five observations on the Oakland Raiders, based on Monday's and Tuesday's practices:

The key to the season should be how the offensive line comes together. After years of being an older line, the Raiders are finally going young. Robert Gallery moves from right tackle to his natural spot at left tackle. He's 26. Center Jake Grove is 26. Right tackle Langston Walker is 27. Rookie third-round choice Paul McQuistan, who is starting at right guard, is 23. Left guard Barry Sims is the veteran of the unit at 31.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer