DBH + Stop Watch = Bad Pick
Well ... so much for all of my theories about Cable having a strong influence on the draft. The biggest influence on the Raiders #7 pick was simply a stop watch. The stop watch read 4.3 for WR Darius Heyward Bey (DHB). DHB was the pick. There is no point in analyzing the decision. The stop watch and the stop watch alone dictated this pick.
I guess if DHB is going to be a support piece for QB Russell, it means dialing up numerous fly patterns. I'm disappointed with this pick for so many reasons. To pass on such players as Eugene Monroe (LT), Michael Oher (LT), B.J. Raji (DT), Michael Crabtree (WR) for a guy like DBH who is valued as a late first round, early second round pick is mind blowing. I'm not down on DBH. I'm down on Davis going plastic fantastic with this huge reach pick. Of course I will support DBH. It is my hope that DBH can be the beneficiary of Russell's cannon arm. I will have more opinions about the draft later and hope that we hit a few bulls eyes in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round to make up for this blunder.