Oakland Raiders 2014 NFL Draft: Possible Trading Partners, Rumors and Speculation

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Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports


With only 24 hours left until the 2014 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders still remain a mystery.

It has been reported the Raiders have spoken to three teams about trading the #5 pick.

Which is a good thing for Reggie McKenzie and company, especially if they are trying to move back in the draft.

The more I attempt to speculate and predict this draft for the Oakland Raiders, the more I feel will be hearing the Roger Goodell saying “We have a trade…”

If Watkins, Mack, Clowney, and GRob are gone, a trade down may be in the best interest for the Raiders.

4 picks in the first four rounds, and 3 in the 7th round are not enough to build depth and talent in a very deep draft.

Here are some likely and maybe not so likely trade partners for the Oakland Raiders #5 pick in this years NFL Draft.

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  • John

    FINALLY, someone agrees with me that Jerry Jones is the new Al Davis. I have been saying that since the year before last. Thanks Vic Lopez (writer)

  • Bob

    Jerry Jone HAS been the new Al Davis for years.

    The only thing is many believe the Raiders will get five picks for the number five and will be lucky to get three picks.

  • Don

    He’s the wannabe Al Davis.

  • KloverJane

    Without the eye for talent.

  • John Thomas Hurdle II

    OK, you young cubs Raider fans. Jerry Jones is no were near a Mr. Al Davis. Mr. Al Davis was a coach that won he was a commissioner of the AFL, he fault to have this league compete. He was the innovator of Big up front and fast on the outside. The same concept all teams that won Super Bowls used his strategy. Mr. Davis just got inpatient later in life. He only trusted 4 coaches. John Madden, and Tom Flores, as Art Shell, Jon Gruden. They all had one thing in common with Mr. Al Davis, they played Hit you in the mouth type football. The Qb’s was never the best one but the front lines was. We intimidated teams, We lost our edge when Roger Goodell would not want you to hit people. We lost our edge. Hue Jackson was bringing it back but the salary cap and injuries messed this up. Now Jerry knows nothing about football he is just about advertising, getting the best player star power and capitalizing on it. No chemistry. Raiders was the players all other teams talked down about so all would get them and say lets prove them wrong. Raiders go out with a chip on their shoulders. Rich Gannon was a back-up with every team and now we look at him as one of the best QB’s of the modern era. So do not ever think Jerry could pull up Mr. l Davis Boots.

  • Brutus

    Suh and Smith coming to the Raiders would go against what RM has been doing for the past two years. He’s not going to buy other people’s problems especially for a first round pick or as part of a package to give up a first round pick.
    Jackson made more sense since he would not have cost any pics (or only a 7th if we wanted him enough to do it before he was released) and it likely would have been a one-year deal so that he could prove to other teams that he was a good locker room guy and not a distraction.
    We would be expecting long-term commitments from Suh or Smith if the #5 pick was involved, so RM would have to be certain they would fit. I doubt he is convinced.
    I don’t see Clowney being a Raider for the same reason. I understand the business side of wanting to take it easy and not risk an injury that would impact his draft status, but do I want that guy on my team with a year or two left on his rookie contract before he gets the really big bucks? I think RM would love for Clowney to fall to him at #5, so he would likely find a big-time trade partner.

  • Brutus

    Impatience to win was part of the problem. I also don’t think he ever got a good handle on the salary cap. The bigger problem that goes hand-in-hand with the cap was the escalating salaries of the top draft picks and when you start losing, you are always picking high. Those mistakes live with you for years with the cap, until the rookie scale started. I think we might have seen a different success level even with the urgency to win if the rookie cap was in place the last 10 years of his life like it is now.
    Jerry Jones is no Al Davis. Take a serious look at what the two have accomplished in the NFL. There is no comparison.

  • John

    OK John, in no uncertain terms did I mean Jerry A-Hole was on any par with MY Al Davis. I was born and raised in Palo Alto and I love the Raiders. Because I am on the west side of the bay I am a true die hard 49er fan who hopes every season that we can have a Super Bowl of the ages. Yes, the Raiders and 49ers in the Big Game. There was nothing better than when the Raiders went to the super Bowl followed by the 49ers and then the Raiders again. The perfect few years in football. I was at the Stanford game when they beat Oregon to go to the Rose Bowl and Jim Plunkett was the man. I was just a kid but after the game was close enough to touch Plunketts left shoulder as he walked off the field!!!! Memories are golden. Go Raiders.