The quarterback situation in Oakland has been quite the quandary over the last decade.
Since former signal-caller Rich Gannon last suited up for a full-season back in 2002, it's been nothing but a revolving door in Oakland.
Names like Kerry Collins, Andrew Walter, Aaron Brooks, Josh McCown, Daunte Culpepper, JaMarcus Russell and Carson Palmer have all taken snaps while wearing a Raiders uniform.
Needless to say, the quarterback blues this city has encountered has been devastating.
Forget Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin, the real key to finding quarterback nirvana has to come via the draft.
Michael Vick: Despite being considered a "polarizing" player, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is worth taking a look at.
The biggest knock on Vick over his tenure in the NFL is that he can't find a way to stay healthy—Vick hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2006.
Even at 33 years old, Vick possesses enough speed and arm strength to be effective when he's on the field. Proving that theory to be true, ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets have expressed "some level of interest" in Vick.
For Oakland, Vick clearly isn't the long-term solution. The free-agent-to-be QB would serve as nothing more than a veteran presence who will be expected to come in, compete and push the other quarterbacks on this roster.
Kellen Clemens: Say what you want about Kellen Clemens, but the eight-year veteran came in during the 2013 season and performed admirably after St. Louis Rams starting quarterback Sam Bradford tore his ACL.
While he won't ever blow you away with his arm strength or mobility, Clemens would provide this Raiders team with a sense of leadership.
Whether he starts or not is immaterial. At this point bringing in Clemens would be a low-risk move that could pay off huge in grand scheme of things.
As Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com mentioned, Clemens has a history of "tutoring young players."
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M: Texas A&M folk hero Johnny Manziel is one player who seems to cause mass hysteria whenever his name is mentioned.
In just two seasons as the starting quarterback for the Aggies, Manziel managed to rack up 7,820 passing yards, 93 total touchdowns and post an impressive 68.9 completion percentage. That bodacious amount of production helped transform the man they call "Johnny Football" into a cultural superstar.
Projecting Manziel's skill set to the NFL isn't an easy task. At just 6'0" tall, he lacks that "prototypical" size teams covet when looking for a franchise QB.
But what sets Manziel apart from his peers is uncanny vision on the field. Possessing almost a sixth sense, Manziel demonstrates on film the ability to constantly evade any pressure that's thrown his way.
If nothing else, the explosiveness and diverse skill set Manziel possesses makes him the most exciting player in this year's draft.
Derek Carr, Fresno State: Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr is one name that's been garnering a lot of attention as of late.
As NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah pointed out, Carr's exceptional play throughout the entire Senior Bowl process has helped set him apart from the rest of his peers.
At 6'3", 215 pounds, Carr's big frame complements his tremendous arm strength and ideal mechanics.
The biggest concern about Carr's game is the fact he's looked timid in the pocket at times. On film, the Fresno State gunslinger rushes his mechanics whenever he doesn't have a clean pocket.
Still, any quarterback who can spin the pigskin like Carr deserves attention.
Getting the football out quickly and efficiently, Carr's physical tools give him an advantage over any other quarterback in this year's draft class.
A student of the game, NFL.com's Dan Greenspan wrote in detail about Carr learning to read defenses from his older brother David Carr at a young age.
With so many positives traits to his game, the Raiders may want to take a closer look at this young man on draft day.