Originally posted on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 10/9/11
They said that Darrius Heyward-Bey (seventh overall in 2009) was a terrible pick that early in the draft (and so far, "they" have been right) … but this time, he caught a touchdown pass when his team needed it. They said that Sebastian Janikowski (17th overall in 2000) was a crazy first-round pick — who "wastes" a first-rounder on a kicker? — but he kicked three field goals of 50 yards or more, to make part of the difference. They said that Michael Huff (seventh overall in 2006) shouldn't have been a first-rounder early on in his career … but he picked off the Gary Kubiak pass that sealed the win for the Oakland Raiders in their first game without Al Davis in charge in some capacity since 1962. The late Al Davis, who passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 82, made more than his share of controversial first-round draft picks. And while a few will never make amends (hello, JaMarcus Russell), three of those players more valued by Davis' Oakland Raiders more than any other team...
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