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What player would they take: Texas A&M LT Luke Joeckel, West Virginia QB Geno Smith, Florida DL Sharrif Floyd
Chances of this trade: Likely possible
Analysis: The Raiders are in an odd position, sitting right behind the Jaguars who could go with almost anyone from Sharrif Floyd to Bjoern Werner (though the latter's stock has cooled of late).
Oakland may just decide to do what the Cleveland Browns did last season, trading up a few slots at the top of the draft to ensure that the team gets its guy.
If the Raiders make this move, they wouldn't have to give up too much—along with the third overall pick—and it's likely that the team would draft Luke Joeckel.
Raiders columnist Steve Corkran opined that the left tackle would be the third overall pick—if he fell that far. With this trade, Oakland would be able to get its guy.
Kansas City would still be able to get Eric Fisher third overall and a number of scouts have actually said that they prefer Fisher to Joeckel, so it wouldn't be a huge dropoff in talent, if any.
A Raiders offensive line with Jared Veldheer and Luke Joeckel as the bookends would be very stout and could give the team a very good chance to win, no matter who is under center.
Joeckel blocked very well for mobile quarterback Johnny Manziel this last season at Texas A&M, so don't discount the fact that he'd be able to adjust to Terrelle Pryor calling the shots if it came to that for Oakland.