Raiders bolster line in day 2 of NFL draft

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The Raiders added Oregon C/G Jackson Powers-Johnson and Maryland OT Delmar Glaze with their second and third round picks on Friday.

DETROIT — Through the first two days of first draft by Antonio Pierce and Tom Telesco, the Raiders have made the team’s new philosophy quite apparent. 

There’s going to be some hard-nosed football on the Strip.

After taking three-time All-American tight end Brock Bowers in the first round Thursday, the Raiders stuck to the meat and potatoes Friday and used their second and third round picks on Oregon center/guard Jackson Powers-Johnson (pick No. 44) and Maryland offensive tackle Delmar Glaze (pick No. 77).

Powers-Johnson’s selection has been widely praised by scouts and draft critics, as this past season’s Rimington Award winner (best college center) was expected to be a first-round selection in various mock drafts throughout the spring.

Glaze is more of a reach, as he was expected to be a third-day selection. Still, Glaze has impressive measurements and was a consistent performer during his career at Maryland.