2. Carson Strong, University of Nevada
One name many Las Vegas Raiders fans in Nevada might already be familiar with is Carson Strong. As the quarterback of the Nevada Wolf Pack, Strong has caught plenty of attention for his ability to efficiently pick defenses apart with relative ease.
Strong has completed 70.2 percent of his passes this year for 4,186 yards and 36 touchdowns while also throwing eight interceptions.
While many may try to argue that the level of competition that Strong faces on a weekly basis is a reason to not draft him, and it’s something the Raiders and every other team should consider, the fact that he’s able to consistently carve through opposing defenses should help calm any concerns that may be connected to the quality of opponents he faces.
1. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
If the Raiders want to make a splash and land a quarterback who could help them win right now, Deshaun Watson would be the guy they should go after. Watson is a transcendent talent who could immediately improve Las Vegas’ ability to win games and he would be a clear upgrade over Carr.
But while Watson is remarkably talented, he’s facing a tricky legal situation that involves accusations from more than 20 women. Those lawsuits, and the allegations included in them, make acquiring Watson a tough decision from an ethical standpoint.
Depending on how Watson’s legal situation plays out, the Raiders might be able to add him to their roster. If they can do that, then they might be able to get back to winning.