Papa, Ratto and Killion on Raiders #7 pick 4.27
Greg Papa, Ray Ratto and Ann Killion debate the wisdom of drafting Heyward-Bey with the Raiders 7th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.
I'm still not seeing how he's the absolute guy that they had to have I think there are a lot of guys like him I think Macklin like him I don't -- tonight. I'd like him at all -- snow presents us a lot better screen he's not a better receiver. He is a ease more of a project and this guy and the reason people thought he'd take him back but because you factor is punt returning. In his kickoff returning skills but the Raiders already have Johnnie Lee Higgins a return punts they have Justin Miller. To return take us -- does make the one point here is obviously I think I think the Raiders have been just lampoon nationally. By this election and it's because every spacing their opinion on what Todd make -- thanks in what -- piper junior RO Grigsby. Other everything there at their opinion also on the Raiders track history and Al davis' penchant. For speed above all else this guy this guy I'm -- he's -- Carlos Francis this guy is sick you look at. It would lock arms and I'm helping golfer if you if you get a draft. -- JaMarcus Russell number one you've got to have a receiver down the field. That can go get the ball that he's gonna throw right and can catch it and contention which would not format that the. -- you you're right that the Raiders take abuse because they're the Raiders because they're history screams that they should take abuse. But. The thing that you haven't yet answered for me is why. You think that you had to get him at seven. When it was a little bit of track of of trade manipulate. He -- we couldn't send the Bill Walsh said when you have a guy you identify you go ahead and get him. -- Walsh and every single he probably weren't as somebody's gonna taken at five or six he was probably try to trade up to get them. Knowing him he was not gonna try to drop back and save some money he wanna Darius has not -- -- saving money you couldn't you couldn't solve two problems instead of maybe not solving the original. You take Monroe at seven. You try to take your forty and package it was something else move up to eighteen or nineteen. Jump in front of the Eagles you can't do that you're not ham strung if you really like Darrius Heyward-Bey you don't have to take him at seven you can you can move some pieces. Get him at 161718. Someone there there's nothing that says they could have done both of those things belliard and you're also assuming that the teams and had -- as expendable and make those -- how.