Raiders Draft Rumors: Oakland Willing to Trade to No. 5 or 6 for Bradley Chubb

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 25, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, FL - SEPTEMBER 23: Defensive End Bradley Chubb #9 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on September 23, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. NC State defeated Florida State 27 to 21. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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With a run of quarterbacks likely early in the 2018 NFL draft, Bradley Chubb and other top prospects could still be on the board longer than initially expected.

That could lead to some teams looking to move up to get a steal.

According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, the Oakland Raiders "would strongly consider" moving up from No. 10 if Chubb is still available at five or six.

There's a possibility Chubb may last until the No. 5 pick. The Cleveland Browns (Nos. 1 and 4), the New York Giants (No. 2) and the New York Jets (No. 3) have all been linked to passers and/or running back Saquon Barkley. Other trades could still happen as well, as teams like the Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals look for a franchise quarterback. 

Per Tafur, the Raiders would "love" to pair Chubb with three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Khalil Mack. Even with Mack, Oakland ranked 24th in the NFL in sacks last season. Adding a prolific pass-rusher like Chubb would help take the heat off Mack and generate more pressure.

Of course, it takes two teams to make a deal. The AFC West rival Denver Broncos hold the fifth overall pick, and the Indianapolis Colts—who have been linked to Chubb—already swapped picks with the Jets to drop from third to sixth. 

Whether either team would consider dealing with the Raiders remains to be seen. However, the draft does provide new Oakland coach Jon Gruden an opportunity to make a huge splash.

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