Quentin Groves notified everyone via his twitter earlier this afternoon that he was dealt to the Oakland Raiders. Groves later notified ESPN via e-mail what we first speculated, the deal was done for a 5th round pick. The Oakland Raiders have two 5th round picks, pick 138 and 158 overall.
As first reported and confirmed by Big Cat Country, the Jacksonville Jaguars have sent defensive end Quentin Groves to the Oakland Raiders for one of their 5th round draft picks. This now gives the Jacksonville Jaguars one less pass rusher and one more 5th round pick.
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It is interesting that a team starved for a pass rush was willing to dump a pass rusher it spent a 2nd round pick on only 3 years ago. Groves is entering his 3rd season in the NFL, but he never really fit for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Groves coming out of Auburn was more of a tweener 3-4 outside linebacker. The Jaguars traded up for him in the 2007 NFL draft in the 2nd round, just after trading up for defensive end Derrick Harvey. Derrick Harvey is the only remaining player from the 2008 NFL draft, the last draft conducted by former personnel director James "Shack" Harris. I'm not going to kill Shack Harris, as he wasn't the actual General Manager and had to draft by committee, but that's terrible.
Groves ended his stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars with only just 2.5 sacks and a 2009 season where he saw the sideline in favor of guys who were picked up off practice squads and street free agents. It will be curious to see how he fits in Oakland, since he does have an attribute they covet; Speed. Groves is more of a 3-4 outside linebacker who will no doubt be still miscast in Oakland's 4-3 scheme.
The Jacksonville Jaguars now have 7 picks entering the draft tomorrow.