Raiders’ Draft Went Heyward or Haywire?


Published: April 27, 2009


... disbelief. 

The salt the pundits were rubbing in my black and silver bleeding wounds didn’t make it any easier.

I could not for the life of me understand why they would choose Darrius Heyward-Bey so early in the 2009 NFL draft just to be different or rebellious. 

In fact, I couldn’t see why Al fell love with DHB even though he possessed the speed Al Davis has always maniacally pursued. 

And then it hit me. 

I don’t know if it was the Kool-Aid that everyone will swear I am drinking, but I finally got it. 

Al Davis could care less what spot he got his man.  He didn’t care if he could pick up extra value by trading down. He probably despises the glitzy spectacle it has become, right down to the mouthpieces that clairvoyantly declare winners and losers of the draft. 

After all, we all know how many of these "extra" picks actually make the final roster.

Al Davis wa...

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