Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie says he has received calls about the No. 4 draft pick.
The Oakland Raiders struggled through another NFL season in 2014, but the silver lining or reward is the No. 4 overall pick in the draft. It is a top pick they can use on a player who will hopefully fill a void for a lengthy career and play a significant role in turning the franchise around.
So the Raiders, who have toiled in mediocrity, who would be crazy to then part with the pick given their struggles. That hasn’t stopped the Raiders from entertaining the notion of trading it.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he has taken calls about the No. 4 pick, and if it was available.
“My phone line is always open,” McKenzie said, via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. “You hear everybody out. If it makes sense and it’s going to help the Raiders, we’ll do a deal.”
Now, this certainly doesn’t mean they’re committed to trading the pick, but they’re opening to it. Trading down in the first round and picking another pick up in the second or third round could be worth while, and this is the Raiders GM putting the idea out there.
If the Raiders think they can get the player they want by trading down, then why not.
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