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Silver Minings: Raiders are a favorite to draft Anthony Richardson

The Florida quarterback is going to have a lot of interested teams

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Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson is going to be one of the most fascinating players to watch in the April 27-29 NFL Draft.

Teams are reportedly split on Richardson as a prospect. Some teams believe he’s a top pick while others thinks he is a mid-round prospect. However, Richardson helped himself out with a great performance at the NFL combine last week.

So, he will likely be picked high. The Las Vegas Raiders, of course, are a team to watch with Richardson. They have scouted him and are a top candidate to use a first-round pick at the position.

The betting community has noticed. Our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook have the Raiders priced at +500 to draft Richardson. The Carolina Panthers are the favorite at +300. The Raiders have the fourth lowest (best) odds to land Richardson. They have the No. 7 overall pick.

In other Raiders news:

  • Wait til Wednesday: If the Raiders want to talk to Lamar Jackson, they have to wait until Wednesday because he’s not an unrestricted free agent. Talks with those players start Monday.
  • These guys are getting paid: has a look at lesser-known free agents who are going to cash in next week.
  • Jimmy G. caution: writes that teams should beware of signing San Francisco 49ers’ free-agent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Of course, the Raiders have often been connected to him.