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Was the Darrius Heyward-Bey Pick A Good Risk to Take?

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Many people are down on the Raiders draft. There is a good reason for this, as it appears most picks were reaches, and in most cases the the Raiders could have traded down and drafted the same player, or gotten that player is a different round.

The madness of Raider fans starts with Darrius Heyward-Bey. While I agree that they could have gotten him 15-20 picks later, this wasn't totally a bad choice.

Most GMs believed that outside of the top four our five picks, the next 30 were pretty equal. So many teams were only willing to trade up if they were afraid the person that fit the need would be gone when they got to draft.

The Raiders chances of trading down were greatly impaired with S...

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