2014 NFL Mock Draft Countdown: Oakland Raiders, No. 5

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Jake Matthews, T, Texas A&M (1)

Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies offensive linesman Jake Matthews (75) blocks Duke Blue Devils nose tackle Jamal Bruce (91) as quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) attempts a pass during the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

Nicholas Pitakos:

"Manziel sees his tackle follow right behind him with the fifth overall pick. Oakland does have issues at quarterback, but with Manziel and Bortles off the board I don’t see them stretching to take Teddy Bridgewater. By drafting Jake Matthews the Raiders can sure up there offensive front and can have a tackle to protect their future investment at quarterback in future years. This need at left tackle for Oakland is huge and I would find it hard for them to pass up on Matthews."

Greg Robinson, T, Auburn (1)

Stoney Keeley:

"I could see this pick going 3 ways – Robinson/Jake Matthews, Sammy Watkins, or Khalil Mack. Robinson fills the biggest need. Do the Raiders even have a starting left tackle on the roster? Not figuratively….literally….I don’t even know if they have enough offensive linemen….to fill an entire offensive line. It makes a lot of sense to take the most athletic offensive tackle in the draft, which is precisely why Oakland will likely draft Logan Thomas, quarterback, Virginia Tech."