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Oakland Raiders’ First Pick—Darrius Heyward-Bey—Could Work Out

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

With the seventh pick behind the Cincinnati Bengals, everyone was expecting the Oakland Raiders to select the wide receiver out of Texas Tech, Michael Crabtree.

However, to everyone's surprise Crabtree didn't get called, it was another wide receiver, by the name of Darrius Heyward-Bey. By everyone's standards this was a bad draft pick, but was it really? There are plenty of physical strengths that make Heyward-Bey the better pick.

According to NFL.com Crabtree is listed at 6' 1" and 215 lbs, not bad for a wide receiver. He more than proved that he can break through tackles at that size—just look at the game he had against Texas.

Darrius Heyward-Bey is listed at 6' 2" and 210 lbs by NFL.com. That one...

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