2019 NFL mock draft: Analyst has Raiders trading up to No. 2 for … a QB originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com
The 2019 NFL Draft is just around the corner, and we hope you’ve soaked in as many mocks as you can possibly handle. If not, how about a game-changing one?
NFL.com’s Chad Reuter’s devised a mock that had some “selections that may be off the beaten path.” Basically, a mock that would shake things up — which we love.
This included five first-round trades, one of which has the Raiders projected to move up to take … a quarterback.
“Projected trade with the 49ers. Jon Gruden gets his quarterback [Drew Lock] by moving up two spots,” Reuter writes. “Gruden coached Lock at the Senior Bowl, and it’s easy to see him appreciating the former Missouri quarterback’s demeanor and physical tools. If he doesn’t move up to get him, Miami or Denver could make a deal with the Jets to land the Mizzou QB.”
The Raiders, as you know, have Derek Carr pegged as the starter next season, but newly hired general manager Mike Mayock mentioned that as much as they love Carr, the team is “going to do all of their due diligence.” They complimented the three-time Pro-Bowler, but Mayock made it clear that at that position, and every other position if they found someone they liked better and “had bigger upside,” then they would do what they need to do.
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It was also reported the Raiders are “super impressed” with Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
All moves appear to be on the table.