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article image2014 Oakland Raiders Mock Draft: Clowney or trade for a QB?

By Larry Seely     Mar 4, 2014 in Sports
Oakland - The Oakland Raiders finally have a first round draft pick, but with the fifth overall selection in May, this team might not get the player they want, reportedly a new quarterback, but rumors of a possible trade with St Louis could be the answer.
Walterfootball has reported that the Silver and Black are looking to move up in the first round and take Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M. This could be a gamble, likely costing the team its second round pick, but they could get the quarterback to lead this team back into the NFL Playoffs.
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report believes the front office will stand pat and select Jadeveon Clowney to help a struggling defense. In either case, the front office needs to get this pick right or it could be another few years of losing in Northern California.
Depending on what happens, finding some help for the offensive line is also a priority and David Yankey of Stanford is an excellent option in the third round. The Stanford product played both guard and tackle in college and that versatility could make him a valuable asset in the coming years.
The later rounds should see plenty of play makers being added on offense. Depth at running back and wide receiver are needed for whoever starts the 2014 NFL season at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders and the hope is General Manager Reggie McKenzie can find that help in the Draft.
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