With just one week until the 2014 NFL Draft, there are still a lot of possibilities floating around, especially in regards to teams trading up or down. One of the teams that has been at the forefront of this conversation is the Oakland Raiders, and on Thursday, general manager Reggie McKenzie gave a subtle hint as to whether or not the team truly is interested in making a deal.
#Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie: “My phone line stays open on draft day.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 1, 2014
The Raiders currently sit in the order for the draft with the fifth overall pick, and there have been a few teams that are in the back end of the draft that have expressed interest in adding some of the top prospects to their team. To do that, obviously, they would have to trade up and the Raiders are in one of the best positions to oblige such a request.
Given the signings of QB Matt Schaub and RB Maurice Jones-Drew this past offseason, the Raiders could pull the trigger on this and stockpile some picks for later on in the event to help build the franchise down the road.
Whether or not they do it remains to be seen, but McKenzie will certainly be open to listening.