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.