On Wednesday, for fun, we ran a poll, asking you who would want the Raiders to pick if they had the No.1 pick. It was unrealistic, but just a fun exercise to see who your dream pick would be.
The results surprised me. As of Friday morning, and after more than 1,700 votes, 61% of the voters would take LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.
For the record, I’d take pass rusher Chase Young from Ohio State, who will likely go No. 2 to Washington after Burrow goes to the Bengals. Why Young? I think he’d most help the Raiders.
The overwhelming Burrow victory, though, shows fans are interested in drafting a franchise quarterback. I get it.
Adding fuel to the Burrow-Raiders decision is a tweet today by popular draft analyst Matt Miller check this out:
Wow, again (and I’m not a big “wow” kind of guy).
For the record, again, there is no way in hell I’d make that deal if I were the Raiders.
No, no, no.
It would be asinine, and if they do decide to make the Bengals this offer, I’ll rip them for the end of time.
But, I don’t expect that to happen.
Let’s just grasp this Miller proposal: The Raiders get Burrow and their fourth and fifth-round picks and that’s it.
How would that make this team better for 2020 and in the future?
I get the importance of franchise quarterbacks. I really do. But is Burrow that sure of a thing to send five quality pick and a starting quarterback in a deal?
I just don’t get it. But maybe it’s just me.