Rumor: Bradley Chubb could be a trade-up target for Raiders
The Oakland Raiders have undergone a major overhaul this offseason. Now it appears as though they look to keep that momentum going into the 2018 NFL Draft.
Little has been said about what Oakland intends to do with the 10th overall pick. According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Jon Gruden could potentially use it to move up and take NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb:
The Raiders could trade up in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night. The Raiders currently pick 10th and would strongly consider moving up to No. 5 or 6 is North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb was still available, The Athletic has learned.
Needless to say, it would be a blockbuster move for the Raiders. Then again, Gruden has expressed the necessity for the Raiders to ‘hit home runs’ in this year’s draft. This would be one way to do it.
Fortunately, Oakland may have some willing suitors in both the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. Broncos general manager John Elway has made it known that he will be fielding offers for the fifth overall pick in the draft.
Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts have already shown their willingness to move back the sixth spot following a trade with the New York Jets. Another potential trade partner could also be the Cleveland Browns after recent reports suggested that they have made the fourth overall pick available.
However, a player of Chubb’s caliber could potentially be taken as high as No. 2 depending on what the New York Giants decide to do with the pick. Should the Giants pass on him, do not be surprised if the Raiders do what they can to pair Chubb with star edge rusher Khalil Mack.