4. Jordan Love, QB
I am of the belief that the Raiders’ best move to address the quarterback position is through free agency. However, if Gruden and company do want to add a signal-caller via the draft, a player like Jordan Love is their most likely option.
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With the top three options almost certainly out of reach, Vegas would have no choice but to take a flyer on the fourth or fifth-best player at the position.
However, an excellent showing at the NFL Combine has experts like ESPN’s Todd McShay rocketing Love up their draft boards. To be fair, this is the season of smoke screens and overreactions. So there is a legitimate chance Love falls further than some expect.
The former Utah State star does have an impressive skill set. He has good size (6-foot-4, 223 pounds) and athleticism, making him a threat as both a passer and as a potential rusher. Scouts have also noted his ability to accurately throw from a variety of different angles.
On the downside, he is a bit raw for an NFL prospect. He has a reputation of bad reads and poor decision making that must be corrected.
It would be a major reach to consider passing on a top receiving option to draft Love with the 12th pick. However, if the front office is completely sold on his potential, he could be an option at slot No. 19.
Which players would you like to see the Raiders target with the two first-round picks?