Should the Raiders take a quarterback at No. 5? No! None of the top three prospects is worth a top five pick. After trading for Matt Schaub this off season, the Raiders don't need to reach for a quarterback in the first round.
Should the Raiders take one of the elite offensive linemen? In my opinion, offensive linemen aren't the game changing playmakers you want out of a top five pick. Jadeveon Clowney would be a great playmaker for the Raiders. His elite speed and talent are any offensive coordinator's worst nightmare. Unfortunately, for the Raiders, if he isn't taken by the Texans, someone will trade up to No. 2 to grab him. Maybe the Raiders can sign him in ten years.
So what playmakers will be there for the Raiders at No. 5? Will Sammy Watkins be there. He will be. This seems like a great choice. The Raiders are in need of a number one target badly, but I think there is a better option - a trade with the Bucs for their first and third round picks. The Bucs will take Watkins due to their need at WR.
So who should the Raiders take?
Mike Evans of Texas A&M. He was in the SEC so he has seen plenty of tough defenses. While his speed isn't elite, it is good enough. Where he makes up for it is his size. At six feet five inches and two hundred and thirty pounds, he towers over most cornerbacks. He has the power to come down with every jump ball thrown his way. He is the perfect redzone target for Matt Schuab. He will go up and get the ball in the corner of the end zone every time. In a West Coast offense like the Raiders, he will thrive. He is going to make millions where ever he goes. Getting first downs, picking up yards and scoring touchdowns. While he is not going to be a big play threat, he will get you extra by punishing tacklers and leaning past them. Mike Evans is going to be a top ten pick. So sliding back a couple spots and picking up an extra third round pick in the process is just a bonus for the Raiders.