Raiders News: Reggie McKenzie was "OK" with passing on Manziel, Bridgewater

In Raiders news today, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie wasn't too worried about missing out on quarterback prospects Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater during the 2014 NFL Draft.

After the draft, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle asked McKenzie if the team had conducted any internal conversations over the possibility of trading back and waiting for either Manziel or Bridgewater:

"I wanted the picks. There were some teams calling and seeing if we wanted to move up, but I was OK with just sitting there and taking the best player,” McKenzie said.

By most accounts, linebacker Khalil Mack was the top player on the board when the Raiders selected at five -- with some analysts placing Mack ahead of new Houston Texan Jadeveon Clowney as the best defensive prospect in the entire draft.

As it worked out, the Raiders may have gotten their man at quarterback anyways -- with former Fresno State quarterback David Carr falling into their lap at pick number 36.

 

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