Darrius Heyward-Bey, MD: Bad Choice in the Top Ten

Heyward-Bey is a perfect choice for the sorry Raiders.  Al Davis loves speedy recievers.  But Heyward-Bey has questionable pro football skills outside his speed.  This is way to high to take this player.  I’m looking, at best, at a James Jett type career.

4 thoughts on “Darrius Heyward-Bey, MD: Bad Choice in the Top Ten

  1. Bey was a reach, but he has lot better hands than James Jett. He was underutilized at Maryland, becuase the Terps have had very spotty quarterbacking in recent years.

    I wouldn’t have drafted him ahead of Crabtree, but I think he’ll be a solid pro. I’m guessing Al Davis had his hands in this one.

  2. I agree. I am sure Al Davis was all over this. I was shocked he went ahead of Crabtree. And if Percy Harvin hadn’t screwed up, he should have gone before Bey too. If this Harvin keeps his nose clean, which we will have to wait and see, he could be a steal for the Vikings.

    But the Vikings need a QB!

  3. I laughed out loud for about five minutes when the Raiders made this pick. It just screams Al Davis. I would seriously pay money to get a look at the Raiders’ draft board, because I’m sure it would be a fascinating experience. Why they didn’t take Crabtree or Maclin is just baffling. I would bet almost anything that both will turn out to be much better NFL players than Bey. Oakland’s second round pick is ridiculous too, Michael Mitchell of Ohio State. The dude wasn’t even invited to the combine and one scouting service had him ranked as the 73rd best safety in the draft. Not 73rd best player, 73rd best safety. Nice going Raiders.

  4. Thanks for the comment Mizzou. I agree with you. Bey might develop into a good receiver but taking him at #7 given all the questions around him just does not make sense to me.

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