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Despite multiple supposed first-round grades, McCarron waits

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The second round of the 2014 draft could see plenty of quarterbacks taken, from Derek Carr to Jimmy Garoppolo to Aaron Murray to Tom Savage.

Perhaps the most intriguing name to watch is A.J. McCarron.

The former Alabama quarterback recently claimed that “pretty much every” team he visited before the draft told him that he has a first-round grade, and that he could go in the 16-to-35 range.

Seventeen of those 20 picks have been made, with no McCarron being called.  The Texans, who regained control of the board after the Vikings leapfrogged them for Teddy Bridgewater, will presumably take a quarterback — unless they trade for Ryan Mallett or Kirk Cousins.

Other hot spots for McCarron will be the Raiders at 36, the Titans at 42, the Cardinals at 52, the Bengals at 55, and the Patriots at 62.

Speaking of the Patriots, rumors have begun to emerge that the franchise notorious for trading down may actually trade up in the round for a shot at McCarron.  Such a move would virtually guarantee that Mallett, a third-round pick in 2011 who is entering the final year of his contract, would be traded elsewhere.

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11 Responses to “Despite multiple supposed first-round grades, McCarron waits”
  1. raidernation37 says: May 9, 2014 8:02 AM

    Raiders aren’t taking a quarterback because it would only create controversy and that’s the last thing they need. Personally I’d like to see them take Carlos Hyde or Marqise Lee. I’d be OK with Jernigan too since defense was atrocious last year. We shall see soon enough

  2. hotep999 says: May 9, 2014 8:10 AM

    *trades

  3. bossbertozzi says: May 9, 2014 8:35 AM

    The only person with a first round grade on McCarron was McCarron.

  4. VondyP says: May 9, 2014 8:46 AM

    I don’t want the Titans to pick him up unless he drops all the way to the 4th, or if we trade our 4th and 7th for a 3rd to grab him. We need to address the RB situation because mccluster and greene are not good enough. carlos hyde please!!! he would be cheap and by the time he’s in his prime greene will be finishing up his contract(2 seasons). plus ohio state RBs are easily accepted in tennessee… lol

  5. rascalmanny says: May 9, 2014 9:15 AM

    A. J. Canceled with the Titans. Called in sick.

  6. scothawk says: May 9, 2014 10:09 AM

    Were these visits for the Canadian draft?

  7. John Henson says: May 9, 2014 10:46 AM

    Houston has GOT to have a QB.

  8. jstreet16 says: May 9, 2014 11:10 AM

    No way the State of Tennessee will permit a Bama QB to cross the state line and play for its pro team. That would be sacrilegious.

  9. cliverush says: May 9, 2014 12:22 PM

    While the amount of time on the field has not allowed Mallett a chance to prove he is an NFL QB. he has received good coaching and has proven to be a good teammate. The down side is his inability to hit the side of a barn with his throws.

  10. raidercurt says: May 9, 2014 1:42 PM

    Reggie and Dennis need to keep their jobs. Drafting a player that will ride the pine and learn won’t help them win now. If the roster had less holes Carr would be a great pick. I hope the Raiders draft a stud lineman in round 2, a Center is round 3/4 and move Wiz to guard, and draft a WR in round 3/4. My hope is that Reggie sees the big prize in next year’s draft is QB Marcus Mariota of Oregon.

  11. deltaoracle says: May 9, 2014 3:37 PM

    Saturday headline: McCarron fires agent.

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