Round 1, Pick No. 12: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
Similar to the New York Giants selecting Duke quarterback Daniel Jones early last year, the Raiders make a surprise pick selecting Jacob Eason with the No. 12 overall pick in the NFL draft. Eason is basically the opposite of Derek Carr, and if Jon Gruden really is tired of Carr as the franchise quarterback, this selection makes sense.
You will rarely see Eason throw to a check down, and more often see him airing the ball out and hitting receivers in stride. Eason has a cannon of an arm, and with how much time the Raiders offensive line will be able to give him, he will have time to make big plays.
Sure, Gruden has not been one to go with rookie quarterbacks in the past, but as we have seen since he has been back, you never know what he has up his sleeves. Carr played well last season, and the Raiders were a few plays away from being a playoff team, but this is a draft that could go a number of different ways.