The Raiders aren't in urgent need of a quarterback, starting or back-up.
They've got Derek Carr and Matt McGloin on the roster.
But with McGloin an unrestricted free agent following the upcoming 2016 season, it might be wise to take a quarterback late in next week's NFL Draft and develop him into Carr's eventual back-up.
Enter Stanford signal caller Kevin Hogan.
The 6-foot-3 quarterback, who amassed a 37-10 record at Stanford, received a visit from the Raiders, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The Eagles, Buccaneers and Titans also made trips to Palo Alto to meet with Hogan, according to the report.
The Browns, Chargers and Ravens reportedly brought Hogan in for a visit.
Projected as a mid-to-late-round pick, Hogan met with prospective NFL employers at the scouting combine in February and pitched teams on his ability to win games.
“You play the game to win, and you have to do whatever it takes to secure victory,” Hogan said on Thursday, Feb. 25. “Whether it’s leading a two-minute drive in the fourth quarter or handing the ball off 50 times, winning is all that matters. I understand that. I don’t care about individual stats. It’s about victories for me, and I think NFL teams obviously respect that.”
Hogan has shortened his throwing motion during this offseason. He believes that, in addition to his experience in Stanford’s pro-style offense, will prove he can be a successful pro.
“I’m happy with my upbringing in the West Coast system,” Hogan said. “From talking to NFL players, they all say it translates really well.”
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Hogan has some excellent resources to lean on. The sturdiest is Stanford alum and current Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, a mentor Hogan spoke with on Wednesday.
“I spent a lot of time on the phone with him, just getting ready to come here,” Hogan said. “I spent some time on the phone with Matt Hasselbeck, just talking about the process and everything he’s done in his career. Had some coaches who are currently in the NFL coaching, so I got some advice from them, as well. “I feel I have a lot of good resources to reach out to and get information from, and will give me an honest opinion about where I can improve.”