Heyward-Bey drafted before Crabtree

Updated: April 25, 2009, 9:15 PM ET
Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Al Davis has always prized speed above almost all other attributes when it comes to the draft.

So when the Oakland Raiders had their choice of wideouts to pick with the seventh selection in the draft on Saturday they went with the fastest, taking Maryland's Darrius Heyward-Bey over other higher-rated or more accomplished players.

What made the selection of Heyward-Bey one of the bigger surprises of the draft was that Michael Crabtree and Jeremy Maclin -- the top-rated ...

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