With the recent departure from Carson Palmer as their starter it’s obvious the Raiders are ready to go in a different direction, and I highly doubt it is with All-Time OSU outcast and college flop Terrelle Pryor. By trading Carson Palmer to Arizona, Kevin Kolb getting a ludicrous amount of money from Buffalo (They get rid of Ryan Fitzpatrick so they could sign KEVIN KOLB!? REALLY?) and the Raiders getting Flynn from Seattle, it sets up a scenario that could see the first QB drafted out of the top 10 for the first time since 2000 when Chad Pennington was selected 18th.
Actually looking at the board as it stands now, if Geno Smith falls out of the top 10 I’m not sure where he lands. The last time the first round came and went without a QB selected was 1996, the year that saw infamous busts like Tim Biakabatuba, Cedric Jones, Jermaine Stephens and Lawrence Phillips. Without Ray Lewis, Johnathan Ogden and Marvin Harrison 1996 is arguably the worst 1st round draft class in NFL history.