Report: Raiders expected to pass on QB in first round

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The Raiders have three first-round selections. They have worked out top quarterback prospects Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins.

The Raiders, though, are not expected to use a first-day choice on a quarterback, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

“Behind the scenes, the option [of drafting a quarterback in the first round] has appeared remote at best. Today, the outcome would be considered a shocking pivot if it develops,” Gehlken writes.

Gehlken said it’s “conceivable” the Raiders could use a third-day choice on a quarterback.

Coach Jon Gruden called Derek Carr “our quarterback” at the NFL owners’ meetings last month.

Even though he went 4-12, Carr completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 4,049 yards with 19 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 93.9 passer rating.

He will have more help this season, with the Raiders having traded for receiver Antonio Brown and signed offensive tackle Trent Brown and receiver Tyrell Williams in free agency.

Carr and Brown appear to have hit it off. They worked out even before the Raiders’ trade for the receiver was completed. They recently did the same against live coverage from the University of California defensive backs in Berkeley, according to Gehlken.

25 responses to “Report: Raiders expected to pass on QB in first round

  1. We dont need to draft a QB. Carr is good enough to win. Maybe if the Raiders do sonething to help the def get off the field so the offense can stay on the field, The offense can click and start doing something.

  2. This site and every other one for that matter has opined that the Raiders are dumping Carr for a trade up for Murray, that they love that stiff from Ohio State and even trading for Russell Wilson. Now this. So which is it? At least someone can say they were right I suppose.

  3. After all the talk and assumptions from all you guys now you say the Raiders will past on a QB in the first.Sports news is becoming such fake news more than ever.

  4. Even though he went 4-12, Carr completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 4,049 yards with 19 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 93.9 passer rating.
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    The Raiders went 4-12. Wins is a team stat.

  5. No team is telling the truth regarding their draft plans this time of year. It’s all noise until they hand in the card.

  6. As pretty much anyone who closely follows the team has been saying for a while now. None of these guys is a clear upgrade over Carr, who might actually have a receiving corps and an offensive line at his disposal this season.

    I’ve been convinced the talk of trading up for Murray or picking Haskins or Gruden being in love with Lock from the Senior Bowl is to get someone to trade with the Niners or Jets to draft a QB which, along with Murray going #1, would ensure one of Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams fall to them.

  7. Common sense says no to drafting a QB high this year. Gruden is the wild card here, who knows what he may do come draft day.

  8. bkinacti0n says:
    April 15, 2019 at 10:24 pm
    Even though he went 4-12, Carr completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 4,049 yards with 19 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 93.9 passer rating.
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    The Raiders went 4-12. Wins is a team stat.

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    Not when you are trying to push an agenda.

  9. This guy has no idea what the Raiders are going to do so for him to say it is unlikely the Raiders draft a QB in the first round is laughable because he is just pulling his opinions out of thin air. This guy knows as much about what the Raiders are going to do as we do, which is not much at all. The Raiders absolutely could take a QB in the 1st round, there is a reason they’re working out the drafts top QB’s and have met with Kyler Murray privately not once but two different times.

  10. silvernblackpa says:
    April 15, 2019 at 11:36 pm
    As pretty much anyone who closely follows the team has been saying for a while now. None of these guys is a clear upgrade over Carr, who might actually have a receiving corps and an offensive line at his disposal this season.

    I’ve been convinced the talk of trading up for Murray or picking Haskins or Gruden being in love with Lock from the Senior Bowl is to get someone to trade with the Niners or Jets to draft a QB which, along with Murray going #1, would ensure one of Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams fall to them.

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    Kyler Murray is not only a clear upgrade over Derek Carr he is a massive upgrade over Derek Carr. Both Murray and Lock are going to be much better NFL QB’s than Carr is that’s for sure. Carr is not all that good, he is an AVG QB. Carr has posted 4 losing seasons in his first 5 years in the NFL, other names also on that list of pathetic ineptitude though their first 4yrs are NFL Busts such as Blake Bortles and Ryan Tannehill. Carr has lost more games than even them through his first 5 season’s as Carr is top 3 All-TIme with 46 losses. So Yes, given Kyler Murray’s gifts and natural talent he would be a HUGE upgrade over Carr.

  11. Likely that neither Carr or Gruden will make it to Vegas. One will get cut and the other will get fired. Guess which one.

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