With Terrelle Pryor's trade to the Seahawks just finishing up, i took some time to look at it and honestly, this could be a hidden sign at possibly, its a slight chance, but possibly drafting a QB with the No.5 pick or in the 2nd round, in this years draft.
Why do you ask? This could be the perfect storm brewing from behind the scenes. Yes we traded for Matt Schaub, a move that i personally like, cause it finally brings us a Veteran at a position we have been craving for, in the past year. However, he restructured his contract, and if i remember correctly, it was changed to a possible one and done type contract, if he doesnt perform hes out. So what does that currently leave us with, Matt McGloin who i hope is the prodigal savior we need, and journeyman/wash up (imo) Trent Edwards. McGloin will benefit greatly by playing behind Schaub thats already a plus, but he did show signs of inconsistency last year, which we fans hope will drift off now that hes been in the league a full season. Trent Edwards went from potential starting caliber QB to washed up journeyman who drifts around from team to team, just trying to make a roster spot, its sad, but football is a rough business, he had his few good years in Buffalo but then dwindled on. And on the off chance if we keep Schaub, he will have to prove he can be the guy.
Now then, looking at the situation now, the Raiders have 3 QB's on the roster, but from what ive seen, they might only have confidence in one, who is Schaub, this still could be the opportunity Reggie and his team has to grab a potential Franchise QB, if there are some on the board. How i see it, if we were to use our first round pick for a QB, i think it would be either Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel, i see Manziel being most likely, cause it seemed that when he met with the Raiders, they were more than highly impressed with him, and i feel that Bortles will be taken off the board by then, going to either Houston or Cleveland. If we dont draft a QB in the first round, and go with a playmaker like Sammy Watkins, Jadeveon Clowney, or Khalil Mack (who is beast imo) i think the Raiders might snag Derek Carr, in the 2nd round if hes there, or try to trade for another 1st round pick (highly unlikely) to prevent anyone else from snagging him.
There is always the option of waiting til later on in the draft, going for QB's like Zach Mettenburger, Tom Savage, Jimmy Garoppolo, A.J. McCarron, and Aaron Murray, but knowing the Raiders, and their habit of being smitten with the best players available at a position they need, i would bet they would pull the trigger for a QB in the first round.