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McKenzie gets up-close look at Clowney

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was among a slew of NFL front-office personnel and coaches in attendance Wednesday for the pro day of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
The 49ers also sent at least one representative to see first-hand the workout of a player many consider the most-talented prospect in the 2014 NFL draft class and some view as a sure-fire No. 1 pick.
The Raiders hold the rights to the No. 5 pick in the draft, which begins May 8. McKenzie hasn’t said what direction the Raiders are leaning in terms of which player they covet most or which position they intend to target in the first round.
However, coach Dennis Allen has said that it’s imperative the Raiders add two or three impact players on offense and defense this offseason. Clowney has the ability to make an immediate impact based upon an impressive college career.
There’s little, if any, chance that Clowney will be available when the 49ers pick at No. 30. That doesn’t mean that the 49ers won’t consider trading up if the asking price isn’t too prohibitive.
For now, the Raiders are slated to use Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley at defensive end next season. Drafting Clowney would give them added depth and flexibility in their defensive scheme, in addition to the kind of playmaker they lacked in recent seasons.

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  • Gdog

    I’ve been saying the same thing for years.

  • Raiderfan4life

    Don’t get me wrong guys, I was opting for Jennings…we let the work horse go and signed the donkey…know I have to hope…

  • nolimits3333

    God bless you.
    Every time Reece starts for McFadden, Reece does great.
    The Raiders really are the dumbest team in football.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ Drexl

    this dude thinks the Clowney falls to the Raids at 5th, I don’t see it, but who knows,,,

    http://nfl.si.com/2014/04/01/2014-nfl-mock-draft-johnny-manziel-3/

  • nolimits3333

    Agreed. Reggie is an idiot.

  • Gdog

    He’s not even that good of a lead blocker… shrug.

  • Raidertalk

    LSU wrs and qbs are NFL…(insert word)

  • nolimits3333

    McFadden must have pictures of Mark Davis in bed with a live man or a dead women.

  • JLofty

    That’d put you up near Logan Thomas who at 6’6″ had the largest hands (for QBs). I’ve seen diff meas for the various prospects. 9-1/2 min to me….

  • Gerry

    Close put I’m at 6’3-1/2″

  • irjonny

    Round 1 Pick 30 (S.F.): Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
    Round 2 Pick 4: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn
    Round 2 Pick 24 (S.F.): Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
    Round 2 Pick 29 (S.F.): Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
    Round 3 Pick 17 (MIA): Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina
    Round 4 Pick 7: E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri
    Round 4 Pick 16 (MIA): JaWuan James, OT, Tennessee

    and SF 2015 1st

  • RediaR

    What I get from this is if the man were dead, Mark would be okay with the pictures being public.

  • Raiderfan4life

    You get my vote for best photo.

  • irjonny

    i see a huge trade if Clowney, Watkins or Manziel are there at 5

  • RediaR

    That works for me.

  • RediaR

    Talent is talent.

  • Raidertalk

    Yup. Think about it. We draft Johnny Football and NOT select M Evans or S Watkins. Picture Manziel running around trying to throw to our current WRs!

  • Adrian Alfaro

    Did you guys hear about djax already trying to take rg3s number lol

  • irjonny

    if Manziel, Watkins or Clowney are there at 5 we could rape another team for picks with a trade….thats my hope

  • Myopinion

    Rather than raping anyone, I’d just be happy with clowney or Watkins.

  • Raiderfan4life

    Second that one.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    If he started to fall, all kinds of teams would be calling the next team in line to trade up.

  • RaiderDirt

    No way Bridgewater falls that far..

    Like Gaines in rd 4 though

  • Return

    His reasoning makes no sense. Everybody he picks for 1-4 he sites their need then says the person they are picking is a reach for that team. Goes into great detail how JM will need to be coached up. How Bortles is practically developmental. Says Jags want to build an unconventional offense so that’s why they go for Bortles. How Matthews is not quite as good as Robinson but how STL picks him because of old friend ties.

  • RaidingTexas

    He probably won’t fall that far, but he should. IMO, he should fall to the late rounds. But all the hype around him will make some unlucky GM pull the trigger early in the 1st. That GM will likely be unemployed in two years when the reality of the colossal fkup sets in.

  • RaidingTexas

    Gawdam, another Fort Hood massacre underway?

  • spiff

    WTF are you drinkin, cuz that’s what I need

  • _Mista_

    Thats what happens when you liberals try social engineering in the Military. Leads to all kinds of problem…cant carry weapons, have to be politically correct, etc etc.

    And then when sht hits the fan you sit there and wonder how this could happen. Then our Pres calls it workplace violence when it was actually terrorism.

    Liberalism is a mental disorder…

  • RaidingTexas

    Trollin’ trollin’ trollin’. Keep the mista trollin’.

  • _Mista_

    Not at all just responding to your post.

    Eventually you will get something right. Ohhhh and dont respond to actual facts, ok?

  • OhioRaider

    Reggie not taking a QB that high. Print it.

  • _Mista_

    How about you take this to a news of the day blog. This a sports blog…Raider Football, ok ?

  • PlunkforHOF

    Irony!!!

  • RaidingTexas

    Woman, when are you going to get some meds for your incessant menstrual cramps. The blog is tired of your crap.

  • _Mista_

    Trolling is what your pal the one your following does.

    Example: I say something on the football topic and he rolls in with some derelict meth blast unrelated to anything…thats trolling….why dont you reprimand your troll 666 next time he does it?

  • RaidingTexas

    I know right. LOL

  • Return

    What? Is there a shooting ? Don’t see anything on the online news.

  • RaidingTexas

    Just like I’d expect of a woman. Can’t handle her own problems, so asks a man to do it. Fkn kant.

  • _Mista_

    Why are you following KK and 666?
    You like trolls, bigots and racist?

  • _Mista_

    Good answer.

  • JLofty

    I’m not seeing it….

  • RaidingTexas

    Why are you checking my profile? I don’t like ugly women.

  • RaidingTexas
  • spiff

    F#ck ths wasn’t our finest hour. I can’t want the network or espn to here what I heard this morning that d. jax signed with the foreskins. we would be a threat in the division for sure. now I’m wondering I watkins is who we are after . we need playmakers…………

  • _Mista_

    Irony…at Ft Hood the military is NOT allowed to carry weapons. Liberal social engineering at its finest!

  • RaidingTexas

    Twitter blew up about 15 minutes ago from several area newsfeeds I follow.

  • Return

    Ok we get two 2′s and a swap of 1′s with SF. What did we give up to get MIA 3 and 4 or are those picks SF picked up from MIA?

  • 8raiderreign8

    Shaun King over at Yahoo has us taking Evans at 5. I would be pissed as no other if this happens.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/-shaun-king-s-2-0-nfl-mock-draft-for-2014-173020242-nfl.html

  • _Mista_

    Irony….the military was aware of Hasan but couldn’t do anything about it…political correctness. Then Hussein calls it workplace violence not terrorism.

    The irony, right?

  • _Mista_

    I’ve already answered this.