Yet ANOTHER 2014 NFL Mock Draft, Complete 1st Round, V 3.0
No. 5 Oakland Raiders: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson (UNCHANGED)
Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) scores a touchdown in the first half of the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
Does any team need a quarterback more than the Raiders? It’s a tough situation for head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie, who are both on the hot seat. They can’t expect to win with Terrelle Pryor or Matthew McGloin. At the same time, they may not have enough time to develop one of these quarterbacks, especially if it’s Bortles or Manziel.
That’s why I expect the team to find a veteran replacement (e.g. Matt Schaub), draft the best available skill-position talent, then hope for enough for a turnaround to earn more time to complete the rebuilding project.