The Grand National Championships

February 22, 2009

Okay, so maybe Michael Crabtree isn’t insane…

Filed under: Darrius Heyward-Bey,Draft Nerd,Run for your life — by Andrew @ 1:08 pm

Scouts love upside. Scouts love the guy that you can build the dream on. You look at the guy who you know all about and you start looking for the weaknesses. It’s unfair, but it is what it is.

Why am I talking about this now? Because Percy Harvin just ran a 4.37 40-yard dash. And this was to be expected. Percy has the wheels and the run skills to be a receiver version of a Reggie Bush. He’s gonna be in the middle of the first round. But he’s not why I’m all up in here with a nigh instant retraction of Michael Crabtree running on his pro day.

The man who rocked Alphonso Smith with the stiff-arm is Darrius Heyward-Bey. He was in the second echelon of receivers before he ran his 40 yard dash today. Good size, his estimated 40 time was supposed to be good. If he ran a 4.45 or so? He was going to kiss the end of the first round.

He ran a 4.32. 6’2″, 205 pounds. And he ran a 4.32 40. There’s going to be a chance that he’s going to be the #1 receiver taken now. The inconsistency question? It can answer it this way. He had to catch passes from Chris Turner or Jordan Steffy. I’m not saying he will overtake Crabtree. But I think Al Davis just found a new receiver for the conversation.

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