The Oakland Raiders are reportedly planning a “shock decide” with the No. Four choice within the upcoming NFL Draft — which would be the purpose for Oakland’s head-scratching transfer to ship its scouts house final week.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden and common supervisor Mike Mayock dismissed the crew’s scouts Friday, NFL Community reported, and, on Monday, NFL Community reporter Ian Rapoport defined what the Oakland mind belief was considering.
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“Raiders are some type of shock decide at No. Four that might necessitate absolute secrecy,” Rapoport mentioned, in line with NFL.com.
He added: “It’s a decide that ought to shock us at 4.”
Groups go to nice lengths to keep away from tipping their palms to rivals earlier than the draft. Stories of whether or not a coach or government likes a sure draft prospect are generally seen as misdirection or smokescreens to maintain different franchises from understanding who a crew covets. Former Dallas Cowboys government Gil Brandt tweeted how his entrance workplace as soon as smoked out a suspected leaker.
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The Raiders may select Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams, Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen or Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver, in line with the draft skilled website Walter Soccer.