Oakland Raiders Draft: Let’s Keep It Simple

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Published: April 25, 2009


... for "Keep It Simple, Stupid."

Let's apply this mantra to the Oakland Raiders' first-round draft selection this year.

When we search for the two worst aspects of the 2008 Raiders, we find a 32nd-ranked passing offense and a leading wide receiver with just 22 receptions (which put the Raiders last in the league in that category, as well).

The aerial attack needed attention this offseason, and everyone with a pulse knew it. So when pick seven fell to Oakland, WR was an obvious choice.

The question was, which wide receiver?  The top-rated Michael Crabtree? Special teams star Jerry Maclin?  April 20-friendly Percy Harvin?

Or the raw Darruis Heyward-Bey?

Despite all the deliberation, it ends up that the answer is simple. Let's jujst "K.I.S.S.":

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