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Raiders' first-round pick confident

Despite critics, injuries and dropped practice passes, Darrius Heyward-Bey is unfazed

Originally Published: June 18, 2009
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

Do I have to stage an intervention here?

I might have no choice with this kid, Darrius Heyward-Bey. The Oakland Raiders rookie wideout is under all kinds of pressure after being the upset pick of the 2009 NFL draft, the seventh selection overall, ahead of the Hands-Down Best Receiver, Michael Crabtree.

Worse, the friendly, humble, funny, 6-foot-2, 206-pounder is dangerously in denial.

So, Darrius, what's it like having your career buried by fans, writers and ESPN analysts Cris ...

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