Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) holds the Capital One Bowl trophy after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers at the game held at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
#5 Oakland Raiders: Jadaveon Clowney, DE S. Carolina
Rory’s Take: This would be a miraculous situation and something that could alter the course of events for the Raiders. It is my belief that there could also be a huge trade down at this spot for a team that would make the jump and the Raiders could make out like bandits with the compensation, but it would be very difficult to pass up Clowney.
Chase’s Take: This is the dream scenario for the Raiders and might be the only player that can prevent Reggie McKenzie from trading down to the latter stages of the first round. Guys like Sammy Watkins and the list of QB’s may warrant a fifth pick, but I can see a second straight trade down for the Raiders if Matthews or Clowney are unavailable at the #5 spot.