Here is the opening to my Tuesday column about the Raiders and the Tyler Wilson fiasco:
The Raiders, who aspire to become a football team, committed the unforgivable. They blew it with a high draft choice, blew it badly.
On Sunday, they waived fourth-round pick, quarterback Tyler Wilson. Wilson, it must be noted, was the highest pick in the NFL from the 2013 draft to get dumped. That is not something the Raiders can be proud of — they should hide their heads in paper bags.
The Raiders cannot afford blatant, fantastic, mind-blowing mistakes like, say, the talent-heavy 49ers made with A.J. Jenkins. The Raiders are almost certainly the worst team in the NFL, the team with the least talented roster. And the Raiders are unabashedly a rebuilding team. When you are a rebuilding team, you can’t blow it with important draft picks. It simply is not allowed.
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