During the pre-draft process no position gets over scrutinized more than the QB position. Players who once appeared as sure-fire top ten picks are sliding down mock drafts. Whether These predicted slides will become a reality during the draft in a few weeks has yet to be seen, but what is certain is that this QB class lacks a safe bet prospect. Bridgewater cannot play in the cold and lacks a big league arm. Bortles is inconsistent and may never develop. Manziel is too much of a wildcard. This is what the analysts are saying. And if we choose to believe them, maybe it is time to investigate other options. The Raiders have their starter in Schaub and a good prospect to develop in McGloin. It is safe to assume, however, that Reggie McKenzie will not stand pat without adding another QB to the mix.
Enter Mike Glennon. An article on NFL.com by Chris Wessling (Yes that guy), details how the Buccanears could be interested in dealing the young signal caller. As an outsider your first reaction might be: "why would we want that guy?" But let's look at the stats, Glennon threw for 2,608 yards and 19 TD's and 9 interceptions in 13 games last year. That put him on pace to have 3,200 Yards 23 TD's and 11 interceptions during a full season... as a rookie. Glennon went on to win NFL offensive rookie of the year honors and looks to be a QB on the rise. Tampa Bay acquired Glennon as a third round pick last season, but has since fired the coaching staff which saw so much promise in the young signal caller. New head coach Lovie Smith has brought in journeymen Josh McCown as his starter, and is rumored to be interested in drafting another QB. Glennon seems to be the odd man out and could be acquired by the Raiders for a low price.
Glennon has many of the same characteristics as this years draft class' best players, such as a tall stature and a monster arm. Glennon compare favorably to Tom Savage, Zach Mettenberger and Derek Carr as a down field thrower, with the added benefit of NFL film behind his name. The Raiders may be able to acquire Glennon for a low round pick and continue to develop him under Schaub.