After signing Matt Schaub
, the Raiders
don't seem interested in spending their first pick on another quarterback. (Ben Margot/AP)
Matt Schaub may start the 2014 season under center for the Oakland Raiders, but that doesn't mean they're not looking into drafting a quarterback at some point this week.
But if anybody was expecting either Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles to be drafted by Oakland with the fifth overall pick, that doesn't appear as if it will be happening.
According to SFGate.com's Vic Tafur, neither quarterback will be drafted by Oakland, assuming the team does keep its top-five selection.
Still, though, sources say the Raiders aren't really considering drafting Manziel or Bortles at No. 5.
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Multiple teams have expressed interest in trading up in the first round, and with few teams open to trading down, it's possible the Raiders could entertain the thought of moving down and drafting a quarterback a bit later in the first round. But as it currently stands, the two quarterbacks garnering the most consensus atop draft boards don't seem to be of interest to Oakland with the fifth pick.
All that said, general manager Reggie McKenzie maintained that he was "open to anything" and hinted that the Raiders wouldn't pass on a quarterback who they felt could help the franchise moving forward just because they have what they feel is an established arm under contract.
McKenzie also stated that in addition to moving down, he'd be open to trading up in the draft as well.
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