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Clip Reel: Michael Crabtree

An aggregated-content look at future NFL star WR Michael Crabtree

Updated: April 13, 2009, 7:18 AM ET
By Ted Bauer | ESPN The Magazine/Insider

Getty ImagesMichael Crabtree is still the No. 1 WR prospect, despite his recent foot problems.

What is "Clip Reel?"

Plain and simple: you put Michael Crabtree in the right situation (say, across from Housh in the Emerald City at pick No. 4), he's going to be a monster. Why do we say this? He already is a monster. Evidence? That's what follows.

ESPN THE MAGAZINE CONTENT ABOUT MICHAEL CRABTREE

This is our article from the fall 2008 college football preview issue, titled "The Space Between." It also contains a video interview with Mike Leach.

GENERAL WEB CONTENT ABOUT MICHAEL CRABTREE

Here's his Wikipedia.

This is his player page from Texas Tech's website.

This page is called "The Crabtree Zone."

This page is called "Crank that Crabtree."

This is probably the best newspaper article you'll find about Crabtree from his college days.

This is the main USA Today piece on him when he started to blow up.

If you click here, you can get every Crabtree reference on ESPN.Com.

VIDEOS ABOUT MICHAEL CRABTREE

This is a pretty good mix of his highlights.

Ditto this.

And ditto this clip as well.

Here's the amazing game-winner vs. Texas last season.

If you want to know how he works out, here's a few good examples.

This is the College Gameday video where Desmond Howard interviews Crabtree.

The "Crank that Crabtree" spoof video.

Good video highlighting the 10 best plays he made as a frosh.

Know where he comes from: a little bit about Crabtree's journey from HS to this point.