Dec 27, 2013; Alameda, CA, USA; General view of an Oakland Raiders helmet at press conference at Oakland Raiders Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Raiders 'aren't really considering' Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel

The Oakland Raiders have the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and are deciding what to do with it. Despite trading for quarterback Matt Schaub from the Houston Texans, they could be tempted to take another passer, though sources tell the San Francisco Chronicle that the Raiders aren’t considering either Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel or Central Florida’s Blake Bortles with the No. 5 pick.

Still, though, sources say the Raiders aren’t really considering drafting Manziel or Bortles at No. 5.

Does that mean they’d only consider Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater? Maybe, or maybe they’re just not high on this crop of quarterbacks. General manager Reggie McKenzie said that Schaub gives them some security at the position, but wouldn’t cause them to bypass a quarterback if they’re on the board.

“What it does is just give us some stability at that position, and we needed that,” McKenzie said. “Because we traded for Schaub does that mean we’re going to bypass a (quarterback) that we’ve got graded a certain way? No.”

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