In just one week, the Oakland Raiders will be under one of the biggest of spotlights. They currently sit with the number five overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and while there is a strong possibility that the team could actually trade out of the position, general manager Reggie McKenzie reiterated on Thursday that the team will not pass on a “great” wide receiver in that spot.
Reggie McKenzie said the #Raiders won’t pass on a “great” receiver to wait for a “good” receiver later in the draft.
— Raiders Beat (@RaidersBeat) May 1, 2014
Of course, given all the media attention lately, McKenzie is talking about Clemson’s Sammy Watkins. While this is a draft that is considered deep in talent at that position, Watkins has been the only one touted as a can’t-miss pick and there is the distinct possibility he could fall into their laps at five.
There is still a lot of time for the Raiders to field some specific calls that could change their minds, but it seems as if they have all eyes locked on Watkins.