ESPN’s Mel Kiper currently has the Oakland Raiders taking Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen at No.8. It would be a major move for an organization that just three years ago drafted JaMarcus Russell with the No. 1 overall pick.
I took a look at teams that pulled the plug on first-round failures and drafted his replacement with a first-round pick within five years. Only a few of these second attempts worked out for the organization. Here are some of the quarterback exchanges:
Baltimore took Kyle Boller with the No. 19 pick in 2003 and then took Joe Flacco at No.18 in 2008.
Washington took Patrick Ramsey at No. 32 in 2002 and Jason Campbell at No. 25 in 2005.
Cincinnati took Akili Smith at No. 3 in 1999 and Carson Palmer No. 1 in 2003.
Chicago took Cade McNown at No. 12 in 1999 and Rex Grossman at No. 22 in 2003.
San Diego took Ryan Leaf at No. 2 in 1998 and Eli Manning at No. 1 in 2004. The Chargers traded Manning in a deal for Philip Rivers, who was taken at No. 4 by the Giants.
Seattle took Dan McGwire at No. 16 in 1991 and Rick Mirer at No. 2 in 1993.
Detroit took Chuck Long at No. 12 in 1986 and Andre Ware at No. 7 in 1990.
Kansas City took Steve Fuller at No. 23 in 1979 and Todd Blackledge at No. 7 in 1983.