2014 NFL Mock Draft: Oakland Raiders Select...

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Our 2014 community mock draft continues to roll, with BTSC reader diehardsteelerfan625 representing LaMarr Woodley's new team.

The Raiders have certainly made a lot of moves in free agency, which made this pick quite easy. They traded for Matt Schaub (which eliminates their immediate need at QB), whilst losing out on Rodger Saffold and letting Jared Veldheer walk to the Cardinals means that they are obviously looking for a new franchise left tackle. The Raiders offensive line is a mess, but they have plans to start 2013 2nd round pick Menelik Watson at right tackle and move newly acquired OL Austin Howard inside to guard.

With the 5th pick overall, the Oakland Raiders select Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M.

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Many people believed that had Jake Matthews entered the 2013 draft, he had enough potential to be selected ahead of #1 and #2 overall picks Eric Fisher and (fellow Aggie) Luke Joeckel. He also is part of the Matthews bloodline, being the son of Hall of Fame guard Bruce Matthews and cousin of Packers linebacker Clay Matthews. After a year of starting at LT and protecting high-profile QB Johnny Manziel, Matthews has cemented his position as probably the best LT prospect to come out since Joe Thomas.

While not as athletic as Joeckel or Fisher, what Matthews lacks in athleticism, he makes up for with pure footwork and technique. He is also clearly the more powerful run blocker, and has manhandled everyone that lines up across from him. Matthews should be able to both protect Matt Schaub and drive Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden in the running game. He will be a future Pro Bowler for years to come.


Team Player Pos School BTSC rep/link to pick
1 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/HOU.png Blake Bortles QB UCF SteelerWolf
2 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/STL.pngviahttp://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/WAS.png Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M Jack Finn
3 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/JAC.png Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville twault
4 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CLE.png Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina Double-Eagle
5 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/OAK.png Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M diehardsteelerfan625
6 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/ATL.png


Erik Stone
7 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/TB.png


TheCommish
8 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/MIN.png


VinnySteel
9 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/BUF.png


Sean Geddes
10 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/DET.png


asmith87
11 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/TEN.png


slatts17
12 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/NYG.png


omara891
13 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/STL.png


Jack Finn
14 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CHI.png


Michael Uhlhorn
15 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/PIT.png


(community vote)
16 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/DAL.png


steeler fever
17 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/BAL.png


Steelers_Fan_to_the_Core
18 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/NYJ.png


DropTheHammer
19 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/MIA.png


steeler_chris_5
20 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/ARI.png


Wichita SunSteeler
21 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/GB.png


(?)barnerburner(?)
22 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/PHI.png


c63tho
23 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/KC.png


WelcomeToReality
24 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CIN.png


Steel Spike
25 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/SD.png


L-Ray
26 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CLE.pngviahttp://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/IND.png


AMKrup
27 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/NO.png


Ike Evans
28 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CAR.png


JDSpartan
29 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/NE.png


furthur56
30 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/SF.png


Collision Course
31 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/DEN.png


alexryan
32 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/SEA.png


Thoroughbred of Sin
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