Raiders Draft QB Aidan OConnell

Raiders draft QB Aidan OConnell with 135th overall pick

With the 135th overall pick in the fourth round of the  2023 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders draft QB Aidan OConnell from Purdue University. In order to make the selections, the Raiders traded up and exchanged their 144th and 214th overall picks to the New England Patriots.

O’Connell completed his collegiate career with a passing completion percentage of 66.7 percent, which made him Purdue’s all-time leader in this category. After passing for more than 3,000 yards in each of the previous two seasons, coaches named him to the All-Big Ten Second Team. The quarterback totaled 9,219 passing yards, 65 touchdowns, and 30 picks.

A native of Long Grove, Illinois, O’Connell attended Stevenson High School where he played high school football, making his debut during his senior year. His 2,471 throwing yards and 26 passing touchdowns set program records.

As the Las Vegas Raiders draft QB Aidan OConnell, the 6-foot-1, 198 pound quarterback is likely more of a developmental backup for the time being.

Raiders draft QB Aidan OConnell

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