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Manziel meeting with Raiders today, Monday

Quarterback Johnny Manziel is scheduled to meet with the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday as part of a pre-draft visit.
Manziel’s meeting with the Raiders will carry over into Monday, according to an ESPN report. Teams are permitted to host as many as 30 draft-eligible players in advance of the proceedings.
The Raiders own the rights to the No. 5 pick in this year’s NFL draft, with the first round taking place May 8. Manziel is one of a handful of quarterbacks considered worthy of a first-round selection.
The Raiders already found a starting quarterback for next season in a trade for Matt Schaub last month. However, Schaub will be 33 later this year, and the Raiders feel as if they now need to focus on finding a long-term solution at a position that has been in flux for the past decade or so.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen was one of eight head coaches that attended Manziel’s pre-draft workout at College Station, Texas, last month. Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo also made watched Manziel audition for prospective employers.
Manziel, Central Florida’s Blake Bortles, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and Fresno State’s Derek Carr are part of a quarterback class this year that the Raiders are checking out thoroughly.
Manziel won the Heisman Trophy in 2012 as a freshman. He turned in another impressive season in 2013 and then decided to turn pro.

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  • dplunk

    I think that in comparison to last year: passing on Watkins if he’s available at # 5 is a WHOLE LOT riskier than passing on Dion Jordan and some of the others at # 3 last year

  • Que

    I dont but I just feel Dennis doesnt get to show what he can do with talent and a QB. Its almost like these guys should have been like everyone else and waited for the job to be perfect. Which is sad in my book all these gruden reports how he has to come into a great thing and Qb already. If your one of the Great coaches you ‘ll coach a glen foley like parcells and win with three different like another coach who was great

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    The 33 year old QB that may wash out probably could benefit from having a fire under his toes to get his game back together. He’s got to know that no matter what the team will be looking for the guy to replace him once he’s done.

    So the only negative is if the player busts. That could happen with any picked player so it’s a moot point. Not seeing a negative.

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    he’s under contract beyond this year, with no guaranteed money. Right? so if he performs well enough, we’ll keep him and let the rookie superstar wait a little while longer. if Schaub sucks or gets injured, in comes the new franchise QB – not Matt McGloin or Trent elfing Edwards

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    For the QB’s development it doesn’t really matter. For the W/L column, it does.

  • marks hair

    Look at the passing accuracy.. look at it

  • Guest123

    Raiders already made the mistake of trading for a mid-level money guy that was supposed to be the bridge QB and flamed out. They went slightly more all-in trading for Matt Schaub. Notice they went out of their way to quickly name him the starter. None of these moves jive with drafting one of the big 3 QBs to compete with Schaub should the team start the season slowly. Management knows the fan base will turn up the heat on Schaub proportionally hotter depending on how high we choose our “developmental” QB. For this reason, I really don’t see a QB even in the 2nd round unless a Teddy Bridgewater suprisingly slips to us. I’d put the 3rd round or even the 4th round as our “sweet spot” for landing a QB. Reggie can’t afford the potential mutiny by the crowd clammoring for a high draft pick taking over too quickly for a veteran QB. It would not do the project QB or the team any good.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    If it doesn’t matter where he learns, then why would you list it as a negative?

  • AlDavisJr
  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    Schaub sucked AND got injured last year, so drafting a QB seems like the “safe” move imo…especially since he’s 33 years old or whatever

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Hah!

  • Pre Bone

    its about the browns right? So it ends with Haslem firing Costner and the whole front office just after the draft and before getting indicted by the feds.

  • BigBenRexor

    I think unless a QB has a catostrophic fall in the draft, like Aaron Rodgers for example, then you’re just developing another Matt Schaub type with the 2nd – 3rd round QB’s

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    That’s Mettenberger.

  • Guest123

    I disagree with that writer. He underestimates the impatience of the fanbase and the pressure they will put on managment to make a switch before the rookie is ready.

  • AlDavisJr

    Drafting a QB to become immediate starter is likely a recipe for a losing year. Sure, there might be that wonderful impact QB we all dream about that leads us to the Super Bowl his first year. Similar to dreaming that on a first date you get laid by Jennifer A. A dream.

  • Blackholepriest

    Wilson’s team took him deep into the playoffs. RG3 took his team. Wilson us a product of his team……..period

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    no QB = no chance to win. Schaub had Andre Johnson & DeAndre Hopkins plus Daniels & Graham at TE. Foster & Tate in the backfield. studly defensive unit. i’m not saying that he can’t rebound from last year’s clustersuck, but you certainly can’t blame his supporting cast or say that drafting Sammy Watkins makes us a playoff team or Schaub a 4,000 yard passer again.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    With Foles as the sleeper.

  • marks hair

    The tarps will boo?

  • BigBenRexor

    My arguement is that a 1st round QB should play right away, and that the money and pick used on Schaub could’ve been used, in the proper hands of course, to help the team in other areas that are still desperately needed

  • EDWARD TEACH

    The point is that there has to be somebody there that can do the job. Who would Reggie have drafted last year that would be starting for us this year? Who was the free agent that he should have brought in to start?

    Nobody seems to want to answer that question.

  • 2romes

    Are you talking about Manziel ?

  • AlDavisJr

    Are any of us impatient with the fan base that has projected unrealistic expectations for the last two years? Trying to appease the fans is a damn good way to go to he!! in a handbasket.

  • Blackholepriest

    Wilson not in their class. Those two went to losing teams.

  • DJ Johnny

    Hah. It’s about the Browns but not sure how realistic it’s gonna be. Players that have seen the preview say there’s a lot of realism, but no doubt it will be Hollywood-upped.

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    It appears you’re basing this off of EJ Manuel rather than Andy Luck? in ALL cases, it depends on the player

  • Gdog

    Well put.

  • BigBenRexor

    Schaub doesn’t guarantee anymore wins than a Rookie QB. So I think it’s more important to develop him in some game action. Rather than him try and judge the speed of the game by watching defenders step in front of Matt’s passes.

  • Gdog

    I think we have a good enough team to be drafting out of the top 10 next year, so if we pass on a QB this year, where do we get one next year…

  • Blackholepriest

    Kappy and Wilson both had huge advantages. Whereas RG3 and Luck transformed franchises. Big diff. IMHO.

  • DJ Johnny

    Nowadays those top QB picks are ready to start day 1. You had RG3 and Wilson recently…Big Ben less recently…and even Geno Smith got the Jets to 8-8.

  • Guest123

    It would be nice if every draft had an Andrew Luck. Sadly, that isn’t the case. Remember when we passed on Calvin Johnson for JaMoney? Remember that? I know you might have gone to a shrink to get hypnotized into misremembering that. We could have Calvin and his career stats, and we chose the Sizzurp addict.

  • BigBenRexor

    Jamarcus Russell sat and learned for a year.

  • AlDavisJr

    Exactly—and pretending there is a QB in this draft that will be another version of Luck is depending on —– luck—big time. Do we have the other pieces in place to help a guy like Luck? I think we have some–but not all. We are another season away (at least) from making a run at the Lombardi.

  • 2romes

    Put a good TEAM together and you have a good chance of winning.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Probabilities probably favor that scenario, although I think confirmational bias plays a role in that as well. There’s often a Foles hanging around. Whether he’s just another Shaub remains to be seen. And that’s not a horrible thing.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    1. there wasn’t a whole lot that Shaub’s money could have been spent on to benefit the team more than Shaub himself might. 2. Why should a first rounder start right away if he can also learn from the bench with no pressure?

    If draftee did start, you know that the fans would call for his head after the first bad game.

  • AlDavisJr

    Not saying we don’t take the best QB on the board when our name is called—just don’t think we should expect him to start right out of the gate.

  • Pre Bone

    spot on. I’m hoping for Murray in the 4th or 5th, but if I had the keys I’d go Garropolo in the 2nd

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Good stuff, RRS

  • dplunk

    No disrepect to Luck but in terms of his carrying the team…you gotta wonder if the Colts didn’t already have a pretty decent team that decided to “tank” for the right to draft Luck.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Learned what doc would prescribe SizRup

  • AlDavisJr

    And JR was a bust. I don’t think we carry that baggage into the future. They guy that drafted Jafata$$ is gone.

  • Gdog

    I am fine with that…

  • Papertiger

    We need to draft Watkins, or if we trade back, take one of the other legit WR prospects out there. DMoore could be a top-notch WR2 like TY Hilton if he gets some space to work with.

  • EDWARD TEACH

    The team went 2-14, and Schaub played in just about half of those games. I know folks want to put everything on the QB, but when you’re 2-14 it’s way more than the guy taking the snaps.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Palmer didn’t ‘guarantee’ any more wins than Pryor. HC’s job is to put the the players in that give you the best chance to win. That was Palmer, not Pryor. Need an override from GM/owner to do otherwise.

  • Return

    Somebody on this site coined the term Reggieregression. One step forward. Two steps back. Say we get a Watkins but Moore is gone, Criner is gone and Wiz is gone . Every good promising young player we get we cut or let walk. DA can’t handle top tier talent and he can’t coach up impact players. This is like a merrry-go-round on quicksand.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    One that I lobbyed for before the last game of ’12, suggesting it pre season.