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Oakland Raiders would pass on Johnny Manziel

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Oakland Raiders are likely to deny the fans of the Raider Nation the chance to see Johnny Manziel play in black.

That's the understanding today, as it's been suggested that the Raiders would much prefer the talents of Derek Carr on their offense more than the unpredictable Manziel.

This new information provides even more doubt over which team will select Manziel in the NFL Draft in May.

For Carr, this is the arguably the first time a report has suggested he could be take as high as fifth in the Draft.

If this pans out it would be a shock to the NFL and Manziel if he's still available when Oakland are on the clock.

But how much of a shock would it actually be though?

According to reports, 17 NFL quarterback coaches polled at the NFL Combine preferred Carr over Manziel.

And the Los Angeles Times have reported that "the Raiders are known for their unconventional picks, so Manziel might seem like a natural fit for them. Word is, though, that they liked Carr more coming out of the combine."

The consensus had been that the top three QB draft prospects were Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater, but maybe that might not be the case now.

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