Raiders trading Bowden so soon after drafting him a bad look

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If this were a Clayton Kershaw curveball, one of those nasty 12-6 jobs, the Raiders swung through it in regard to rookie Lynn Bowden Jr.

Whiff city, man.

The trade of third-round pick Bowden on Saturday to Miami for a fourth-round selection the Raiders actually sent the Dolphins last week will be evaluated for some time. Exactly how depends on what level Bowden becomes a productive NFL player.

Still, this is a bad look for the Raiders, whether it was totally football related or something of a more contentious manner. Trading this high a pick before he plays one snap in the league never happens. OK, so it rarely happens.

The Raiders also sent a sixth-round selection to Miami. I guess the 80th overall selection wasn’t enough.


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