The NFL draft is only 48 hours away and yet it’s starting to feel like it will never come. As a fan of the Oakland Raiders this could possibly be the biggest, most important draft in the franchise’s 60 year life. With three first round picks, and four picks in the top 35, the Raiders have a shit ton of ammo to work with and I am very, very nervous. Literally can not sleep due to laying in bed just wishing I knew what the Raiders were going to do.
It was reported later in the day on Friday by Ian Rapaport that Mike Mayock (General Manager) and Jon “Chucky” Gruden ( Head Coach) sent their scouts home and told them not to come back until after the draft, due to trust issues and not wanting there to be any leaks in what they were planning on doing in the draft. Of course, Raiders twitter and really all NFL twitter who loves to roast Raider Nation blew up. “Oh, the Raiders are a dumpster fire already”, ” Gruden is a clown, he doesn’t know what he’s doing!”, “Mayock should have stayed on TV”, blah blah blah. Shut the hell up!!! I’m so sick of this SLANDER towards the Raiders’ upper management, just shut the fuck up. Clearly, there was some sort of little rat in their group of scouts considering Ian Rapaport was even aware that they had been sent home and told not to come back. So Mayock and Gruden have this shit under their own control, and no one else.
Not long after that report was made public, one of those little rat fucks were at it again.. probably all pissed off they were sent home, and probably fired, they decided to stir up some more shit. Rapaport then reported that another reason the Raiders’ scouts were sent home was that Mayock and Gruden were planning a “surprise” pick for the fourth overall pick. Another bullshit report, I assume. This just further proves the point of sending these guys packing.
What really scares me about Mayock proving that there was a leak in their draft room is all the smoke coming out of it. If there really was a leak, does that mean the Raiders really are considering drafting Dwayne Haskins or Kyler Murray? God I hope not. Derek Carr is my guy, and I will stand by that forever. I’m not sure what it is, I just love the guy. I know, he sometimes makes stupid mistakes, always gives the right answers to media, and is a bible guy (doesn’t bother me at all but some people use that as a roast, don’t ask me why), but I love him. I can just tell he gives his all and really loves and embraces being an Oakland Raider, which isn’t for everyone.. Amari Cooper…
I’ve started mentally preparing myself for failure, and a new quarterback for the Raiders, just in case it actually does happen. The three names I believe are Kyler Murray (Oklahoma), Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State), and Drew Lock (Missouri). If I had to pick one of these guys to replace my beloved Derek Carr… I think I would choose Haskins, based on pure throwing ability. In 2018 at Ohio State he threw for 5,396 yards, 50 touchdowns, and exactly %70 completion rate. That’s pretty damn good, huge numbers. Plus, Antonio Brown already posted aa video of them working out together, so they have already been in good contact.
We will find out who the Raiders go with on pick number four Thursday night, I’m praying it’s someone on the. defensive line. Josh Allen, Quentin Williams, Nick Bosa, Clellin Ferrell, Montez Sweat, literally anyone not a quarterback….. please…….. Wish me luck, I think I’ll need it.
Just Win Baby!