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Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Central Florida Knights quarterback Blake Bortles (5) warms up prior to the game against the Baylor Bears during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Oakland Raiders workout Blake Bortles

The Oakland Raiders are looking at all of their options for when they go on the clock this May and one of those options includes taking a quarterback for the future. While it’s been noted that both Dennis Allen and Reggie McKenzie may not be open to the idea of drafting a guy they may not be around to see develop, ownership may step in and decide that the future at quarterback is more important than some hurt feelings on the sidelines.

No matter the reasoning, the Raiders are working out UCF quarterback Blake Bortles on Monday.

Per the Contra Cotsa Times:

The Raiders’ interest in quarterback prospects for this year’s NFL draft continues, as evidenced by their meeting with Central Florida’s Blake Bortles on Monday.

Bortles is regarded by many as the top quarterback in next month’s draft. The Raiders have the No. 5 pick, which means Bortles might be gone before the Raiders first selection rolls around.

The Raiders taking a quarterback at the top of the draft wouldn’t make all the sense in the world, as they traded for Matt Schaub to be their starter, but it also doesn’t make zero sense at all. It’s possible and even if they aren’t drafting a quarterback, at least the Raiders are doing their due diligence.

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