Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater could be an option for the Oakland Raiders, who select No. 5 in the upcoming NFL draft.
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater could be an option for the Oakland Raiders, who select No. 5 in the upcoming NFL draft. (Associated Press)

It's no secret that the Raiders are in need of a long-term solution at quarterback. On Monday, coach Dennis Allen attended the pro day workout of Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater in an attempt to gauge whether Bridgewater might be the answer.

Bridgewater is one of a handful of quarterbacks considered potential first-round picks in the NFL draft in May. Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Derek Carr are other options.

The Raiders hold the rights to the No. 5 pick, and they should have a shot of at least one of the aforementioned quarterbacks.

Several analysts in attendance at Bridgewater's workout Monday came away less than impressed. That didn't prevent Allen from meeting with Bridgewater soon after the session concluded.

As of now, the Raiders have three quarterbacks on their roster — Trent Edwards, Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin. Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie have made it clear that they aren't convinced that their starting quarterback for 2014 is on the roster right now.

Bridgewater is projected by some as the first quarterback drafted, if not No. 1 overall.



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