Even though the NFL Draft is a couple of months away, sports sites are full of prognosticators trying to predict which player each NFL team will select. The guessing game will hit a fever pitch in the next couple of days with the NFL Combine set to get started in less than a week.
So who might the Oakland Raiders have on their radar for the No. 5 pick? Some pundits are voting that it will be a quarterback, while others think the Raiders will head back into the ranks of wide receivers again this year.
Well, the early and meaningless results are in. The Raiders will go shopping for a new quarterback in the NFL Draft with the No. 5 pick. Probably.
The quarterback position was the most popular vote-getter as far as what the Raiders will draft, it just wasn’t the most popular player that was tied to the pick.
Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater each got two votes in the mock drafts compiled by Raiders.com, so no clear choice at QB can be made yet.
On the other hand, wide receiver Sammy Watkins was the object of Raider desire in four of the mocks.
Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and linebacker Khalil Mack were the other possibilities at one nod apiece.
So there you have, the Raiders will either select a quarterback or Sammy Watkins in the 2014 NFL Draft. Unless they pick someone else.