Nov 29, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) prior to the snap in the first half against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Raiders attend Zach Mettenberger’s Pro Day


LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger is coming off of a torn ACL that ended his collegiate career, but he attempted to show NFL teams just how far he has come during his recovery at the school’s Pro Day on Wednesday.

Like Johnny Manziel, Mettenberger wore a helmet and shoulder pads when he went through his scripted throwing routine, and one of the teams that was in attendance and showing interest in the LSU quarterback’s workout was the Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders are believed to be interested in adding a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft to compete with Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin, if they remain with the team, for the team’s primary back up job.

At 6-foot-5, 224-pounds and with a rocket arm, Mettenberger certainly has the physical tools to succeed.

In Oakland, he would also not be counted on to carry the team from Day 1, so that could be an ideal scenario for Mettenberger as he looks to begin his career as a pro.

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