Johnny Manziel is on the way to Oakland.
Manziel is heading to a pre-draft visit with the Raiders which will begin tonight and extend into Monday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Most people don’t expect the Raiders to use the No. 5 overall pick on a quarterback after they traded for Matt Schaub and declared him the starter. It seems more likely that if the Raiders draft a quarterback at all, it will be a mid- or late-round pick to compete with Matt McGloin and Trent Edwards for the right to be Schaub’s backup. (Terrelle Pryor appears to be unlikely to remain on the team by the time the season starts.)
But the Raiders often do things that no one expects. The 32-year-old Schaub is the starter right now, but maybe they’ll fall in love with Manziel and make him their franchise quarterback of the future.