The Oakland Raiders have a lot of spots to fill on their team, there is not a question about that, any die-hard NFL observer and Raiders fan will tell you as much. With the number five spot in the NFL Draft next week, general manager Reggie McKenzie and owner Mark Davis could make a splash by selecting one of the top collegiate players coming out.
By the time their card is called at number five, there could be any one of the high-profile prospects left. Could Sammy Watkins fall into their lap at five somehow? We know how, traditionally, the Raiders love their speedy deep threats, whether they pan out or not. Could a defensive stud like Buffalo’s Khalil Mack be there to add some depth to the linebacker corps?
Those are just two examples of the possibilities, but then again, what about the Raiders actually fielding and accepting an offer to trade out from their current slot, thus stockpiling picks to help fill the many holes they have on the team?
According to NFL.com’s Gil Brandt, it’s extremely possible.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) April 29, 2014
Of course the key to that answer is the “deal too sweet to pass up” part right at the end, but with the extra hype it seems that some of the players at the top of the big boards are receiving this year, if one team either in the middle of the pack or the back end are completely smitten with one of the top picks, this scenario could play out and would be a no-brainer for Oakland.