With the addition of an established veteran quarterback in Matt Schaub, the Raiders’ first round options are wide open.
While they are no longer desperate for a quarterback in 2014, the long-term question marks do still remain.
As such, despite the doubts many seem to have about this year’s quarterback class, the Raiders taking one in the first round would be hard to argue against.
Many will prefer that they fill an immediate need with their selection at fifth overall, but settling the future of the quarterback position could be considered an immediate need itself.
While there are certain to be franchise-caliber quarterbacks in future drafts, having another high selection should not be in the plans of this Raiders regime.
If the front office and coaching staff are comfortable enough with one of the quarterbacks available at that fifth spot, they should certainly make the pick.
Doing so would be a surprise to many, and thus can be considered a creative move for this rebuilding Raiders team.