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QB Bridgewater meets with McKenzie, Davis at combine

Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater is considered by some as the best prospect among a deep class of quarterbacks in this year’s NFL draft. The Raiders just might feel the same way, given they interviewed Bridgewater at the NFL scouting combine.
Bridgewater said Saturday during an interview session with media at the scouting combine in Indianapolis that he feels as if Raiders owner Mark Davis and general manager Reggie McKenzie liked him based on their meeting.
The Raiders finished the season with two inexperienced quarterbacks on their roster – third-year player Terrelle Pryor and undrafted rookie Matt McGloin. They since have signed veteran Trent Edwards.
Even so, McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen admit that the Raiders are far from set at quarterback.
“That’s one of the things we’ve got to ultimately determine,” Allen said during his media session in Indianapolis on Thursday. “That’s a position that we’re going to look at very closely.
“We’ve got two young quarterbacks that have potential. Hopefully they can develop and reach that next step, but that’s obviously a position that we’ve got to look at.”
Hence, the Raiders already met with Bridgewater and likely will meet with several more, if not all, of the top quarterback prospects before the combine ends next week.
That list includes Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Fresno State’s Derek Carr, Central Florida’s Blake Bortles and Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo.
The Raiders own the rights to the No. 5 pick in the NFL draft in May. They are assured of having a shot at one of the aforementioned quarterbacks.
Bridgewater, Manziel and Bortles are on record as saying they feel as if they are worthy of being taken by the Houston Texans at No. 1.
“Oh, yes, no doubt, I feel that I’m the best quarterback in the draft,” Bridgewater said Saturday.
Allen said he isn’t sure if the Raiders starting quarterback is on his roster right now.
“I don’t know the answer to that yet,” Allen said. “ …The quarterback position is the backbone of your football team, so we have to make sure that when we go out there this year that we’ve put ourselves in the best position to have success with the quarterback position.”

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  • Return

    Yeah like Manziel is a great example.

  • Return

    Since everyone is having fits over that ” lazy bum ” Clowney, including his punkazz rat azz coach, ( another traitorous Rick Pitino) lets try an alternate point of view.

    Clowney wants to slide. HE DOES NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR A LOSER!!!! Why should he afford teams the usual respectful courtesy when everyone keeps saying how lazy he is? Fvckem! Obrien questioned his work ethic. So he tells Obrien, Fvckyou!! I want to go to Atlanta anyway. Manziel announces he wants to stay at home in Texas and he considered as being a good loyal Texas boy. So admiral.

    Clowney has told everybody he wants to go somewhere good. He has told everybody he is having surgery on his ankle in the offseason. An injury that has nagged him for much of his college career. Yet that puzzyazz coach of his hangs him out to dry in public. Fvck Spurrier. So he slides and NE picks him up and laughs and laughs and can’t believe how incredibly stupid NFL GM’s are.

  • DKnight007

    Yeah. But they were already consensus 1 and 2 pretty much. Manziel not so much…if he is the toughest competitor around and he wants to be #1…he should show it and throw at combine. He should want to silence critics

  • DKnight007

    How about Watkins, then Crichton, than Tre Mason and then McCarron or a Guard in round 4 or Dt/De D Easley?

  • Howard Benner

    Where did you get the idea I intimated “the Clown” would be devastated?

    His pride (well, hubris) dictates he wants to be the “lead sled dog” in this draft; he wants to be recognized as the best player in this draft.

    In his presser he revealed he had been the “highest recruited player” in the country coming out of high school.

    Also, it was Maycock who revealed what the “tea leaves” divulge. . .

  • marks hair

    4.47.. not bad

  • TrevJo

    When did he say he wants to go somewhere good?

  • TrevJo

    Manziel’s 40 time and hand size disappointed a bit (some of us were expecting 4.5 and 10″) but quietly he excelled in a different measurable… quickness. His 6.75 Three Cone Drill and 4.03 Short Shuttle are amazing and speak to true agility and acceleration. For a scrambler that’s more important than top end speed. Russell Wilson had a faster 40 in 2012 but it’s largely his quickness that makes him elusive in the pocket… Wilson posted 6.97 and 4.06 in the TCD and the SS. Manziel is not going to gallop 50 yards down the field in the NFL like Kaepernick and Pryor, but he is going to leave pass rushers grasping at air.

  • http://facebook.com/Unicron5 Samnificient Jonsey

    Lakers era is over. New landlords of the Pacific Div play in the Oracle.

  • http://facebook.com/Unicron5 Samnificient Jonsey

    Who the f*ck cares. He was able to get some in the first place.

  • wildsach

    Only three ways Manziel stays in Texas…1) McNair forces OBrien to draft him…..2) Nobody picks him up until/if the Cowboys pick him….3) Scenario 1 or 2 doesn’t play out and he just stays home.

  • wildsach

    Also…….if OBrien has any say in it, Bortles to the Texans.

  • Danny

    Clowney will not be available at 5. After running an unheard of 4.47 40 he’s as good as gone. The Raiders were not going to take him anyways. McKenzie is trying to draft guys that love football. Clowney is more of an Al Davis pick. We also have to hope Manziel is picked before 5 that way we’re guaranteed one of the best players at his position. I’d be fine with Mack, Watkins, Matthews, and maybe a QB. Can’t believe people bash Mike Mayock, that guy is money on the draft every year.

  • Danny

    You’re not very happy today are you @Return. Admiral is a position in the Navy, I think you were looking for admirable. Not trying to be critical just give you a heads up in case you want to use that in the right context. But I think you called my team a loser so i’m not really that concerned anyways. I’m sure Atlanta will trade up with the Rams to select Clowney at #2..

  • Danny

    I think this situation is pretty obvious. Raiders have already said they’re bringing in at least 1 veteran and hoping to draft a QB. McGloin and Pryor both have potential but not #1 starters at this point. In the NFL there is no time for development cause it’s always go time. I thought Derek Carr and McCarron both looked good yesterday. Jimmy Garappolo may also be available in later rounds. I guess we’ll know in a few months. I like Pryor and McGloin but I don’t care who starts as long as they’re solid.

  • Danny

    He also ran a 4.47 40. I agree you have to have some strength at point of impact but it’s not everything when talking about an edge rusher.