The Oakland Raiders have just seven draft picks and only three in the first five rounds of the draft that is set to begin Thursday night. The Raiders hold the No. 3 overall selection and could look to deal the pick to move down to acquire more selections.
However, Oakland doesn’t appear to be shopping the pick much as of just yet. According to Jerry McDonald of the San Jose Mercury News, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is willing to listen to offers for the pick but isn’t making calls himself trying to find suitors.
“We’re just feeling around right now,” McKenzie said. “Nothing is concrete … just peripheral conversations.”
With a roster severely lacking in talent, the Raiders could use as many draft picks as possible to reinvigorate the quality of players on the team. With the rookie wage scale implemented under the new CBA, it would also prove to be more cap-friendly for a team trying to completely rebuild. Whether the Raiders will have a team offer them a package with a desire to move up remains to be seen.