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Raider Rookies Hamstrung By Injuries

When the 2009 NFL draft concluded, there were mixed feelings amongst the Raider Nation, especially regarding the first two selections.

Some were puzzled, wondering why the team had picked speedster Darrius Heyward-Bey number seven overall when the more lauded Michael Crabtree was still available. And just who was this Mike Mitchell dude, anyway?

Many were angry, saying Al did it again, he picked a track star instead of a football player, he reached for Mitchell when he could've got him much later, he blew the first two picks.

Others were happy, as they read up on Heyward-Bey and Mitchell and liked that they were team guys, reinforcing the new direction coach Tom Cable has been emphasizing. They liked the potential, the skill, the speed. They liked the picks.


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