Aug 16, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detail of a Oakland Raiders helmet on the field before a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Oakland Raiders may pass on drafting franchise quarterback

The Oakland Raiders own the fifth selection in the 2014 NFL Draft and it’s likely at least one of the Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles trio will be available to them – should they want them.

But according to NFL insider Michael Rappoport (via 95.7 The Game), Oakland may skip on drafting a ‘franchise’ quarterback and opt to bring in a ‘system’ quarterback as a stop gap for a year.

.@RapSheet says he wouldn’t be surprised if #Raiders skip on drafting a questionable franchise QB and bring in a system QB for a year.

It really comes down to what the Raiders front office believes they’d have in Manziel, Bridgewater or Bortles. Some NFL scouts have suggested that while talented, none of the aforementioned quarterbacks would be more than second round picks in a deeper quarterback draft.

Regardless, it sounds as if the Raiders passing on whomever is left is a possibility.

Of course, that could be the Raiders attempting to throw off teams picking around them as well.

Tags: 2014 NFL Draft Blake Bortles Johnny Manziel NFL Draft Oakland Raiders

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