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Why The Oakland Raiders Whiffed On Michael Crabtree

Published by on May 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

With the production the Raiders got last year from their starting wide receivers, everyone had a hunch this was the need they would address early in this year's draft.

Michael Crabtree had been considered by many the top overall prospect in the draft and spent most of the off-season as a projected top 3 pick. Experts believed that with some help from Seattle and Cincinatti, he may actually fall to the Oakland Raiders.

The experts were right. The seas parted, and Michael Crabtree dropped to pick seven, where the Raiders were waiting patiently for their guy.

Without hesitation, the Raiders stepped up to the plate and got their guy—Darrius Heyward-Bey.

The crowd at Radio City was ...

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