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Breaking down Joe Burrow and his potential cost

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LSU quarterback is not a realistic pick for Raiders

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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.