Michael Crabtree Falls to 10 in NFL Draft; Headed to San Francisco
In a mind-boggling move that could have only come from the twisted mind of a crusty old man like Al Davis, the Oakland Raiders took Darrius Heyward-Bey with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. While Heyward-Bey is a serious physical specimen and the fastest player in the draft, this pick makes no sense at all for the Raiders when Michael Crabtree was still on the board. Crabtree was universally touted as the top receiver in the draft, and arguably the best overall player. But the Raiders, as usual, went with the fastest player they could get. Davis falls in love with speedsters, and usually proceeds to mess up his team in the process by making such demands. The Raiders screwed up royally with this one, and the San Francisco 49ers made out like bandits getting a top-3 talent like Crabtree at pick No.10. Here’s Crabtree’s interview that came just after he was selected:
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