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There has been growing speculation West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is a target for the Oakland Raiders. Along with the possibility if Carson Palmer refuses to reduce his salary, he could be released and the Raiders with the number three overall pick would select a quarterback.
According to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com the Twitter talk has escalated around the Raiders quarterback position, and Smith is the main target. However, Williamson warns it could be a ploy to manipulate selections as he wrote:
‘There is no way to know if the Raiders are truly interested in Smith. Maybe word is leaking to drum up interest in the No. 3 pick. Oakland, which doesn’t have picks in the second and fifth rounds, could use some extra picks.
Maybe the Raiders think Smith is terrible, but they want to get the Chiefs, who need a quarterback, to panic and take Smith with the No. 1 pick.’
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The Oakland Raiders could survive another year or two with Carson Palmer if they upgrade the talent around him. But it is definitely time to begin the search for his replacement. And no, Terrelle Pryor is not the answer. Geno Smith may be an option with the third pick, but they are more likely to hold off and take a developmental prospect in the second or third round...
In episode 2 of the Raidersblog Podcast, Christopher Hansen (@ChrisHansenNFL) and Taylor Armosino (@tarmosino) discuss Geno Smith to the Raiders, prospects from the Senior Bowl and preview Super Bowl XLVII.
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