Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Apr 2010

Oakland Acquires Quentin Groves

The Jaguars have dealt defensive end Quentin Groves to the Raiders for a fifth-round draft pick, according to Jason LaCanfora. Groves was a second-round pick of the team two years ago. Groves has 2.5 sacks as a pro.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 21 Apr 2010

14 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2010, 5:08pm by Jotram

Comments

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by Manonanon (not verified) :: Wed, 04/21/2010 - 4:54pm

Derrick Harvey twiddles his thumbs, hums quietly, stares at his shoes.

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by Theo :: Wed, 04/21/2010 - 6:05pm

What's his 40 time?

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by dmstorm22 :: Wed, 04/21/2010 - 6:38pm

As a partial Raider fan, seeing the headline I was like, "Good God, please don't tell me Al gave up another 3rd rounder for a bust", but alas, it actually is a low-risk, probably low-reward move that doesn't really do any bad. Maybe a change of scenery helps him. Who knows.

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by Independent George :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 12:51pm

I agree - I'm actually surprised trades like this don't happen more often.

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by Jotram (not verified) :: Fri, 04/23/2010 - 5:06pm

I am, it's an open admission of a poor draft choice, which is why it only happens when a new GM takes over and has a fire-sale. (such as in JAX)

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by Jotram (not verified) :: Fri, 04/23/2010 - 5:08pm

*am not

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by ChicagoRaider :: Wed, 04/21/2010 - 7:03pm

My God. Another DE. If he loses a little weight, he can join the DE/LB tweeners. Have the Raiders not heard that no matter how many defenseive end / rush linebackers they put on roster, they can still only put 11 men on the field?

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by andrew :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 12:52am

Its part of what Davis calls his "Vertical Defense".

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by t.d. :: Wed, 04/21/2010 - 9:12pm

Glad we cut bait on this dude

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by Raiderjoe :: Wed, 04/21/2010 - 9:31pm

Groves good up and cominger type player. Very good chance going to relaize fill potential in Oakland. This is the type of move that really goign to work.

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by Bobman :: Wed, 04/21/2010 - 11:10pm

Just the first step in the entire team moving to CA.

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by jbrown (not verified) :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 2:28am

You are all missing out on the best part of this. Based on the way Schefter reported it, it sounds like Groves had to email ESPN for them to even find out about the trade. He's that far off the radar...

Read the tweet here

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by Jerry :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 3:16am

Good catch.

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by Brendan Scolari :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 12:58pm

Wow, that's pretty funny actually.