Nov 23, 2012; Ames, Iowa, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith (12) rushes down field against Iowa State Cyclones during the first half at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft: Raiders Discussed Selecting QB Geno Smith with First Round Pick

One of the biggest surprises in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft was that quarterback Geno Smith was passed over. Smith was projected to be — at the very least — a first round selection.

The Raiders did have discussions about taking Smith at No. 12 overall, according to Lance Zierlein of the Houston Chronicle, but they ultimately wound up drafting D.J. Hayden.

Oakland may have another chance to draft Smith, as they own the 42nd selection that they acquired from the Dolphins.

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