The Raiders are set to have three first-round picks in next Thursday’s draft.
They pick at 4, 25 and 27 and have done their homework on all the top prospects including the QBs. Will they use one of those picks on a QB?
According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders are not expected to use any of their first-rounders on a QB.
“Behind the scenes, the option has appeared remote at best. Today, the outcome would be considered a shocking pivot if it develops,” Gehlken says.
GM Mike Mayock and HC Jon Gruden have said on a number of occasions that Derek Carr is their guy.
With limited weapons last season, Carr completed 69% of his passes for 4,049 yards, 19 TDs and 10 INTs. The Raiders finished with a 4-12 record and rumors swirled about the possibility of Carr being available via trade.
He will have more help this season, with the Raiders adding Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams, Ryan Grant, Isaiah Crowell and OT Trent Brown.
Along with Carr, the Raiders also have Mike Glennon, Landry Jones and Nathan Peterman on their roster.
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