What Should the Oakland Raiders Do in the Second Round of the 2009 NFL Draft?

Sean ChisickContributor IJanuary 8, 2009

Due to the overwhelming response to my article on the first round pick (thanks for all the comments by the way), I have decided I should continue the trend and write one for each round that the Raiders have a pick in.  So, onto Round Two!

Another glaring need—which many of you were more than willing to point out—was a need for a dynamic receiver to go with our receiving corps. I completely agree with this opinion, and think that there are a multitude of options to address this issue in the second round.

My personal favorite would be Percy Harvin from Florida.  He is 5'11" and weighs in at about 195 pounds, so he is not necessarily a big receiver.  However, he is definitely a dynamic playmaker.  I believe that having him healthy will guarantee a win for Florida in the BCS game tonight.  Now, why does he fall to the second round? 

There are some durability concerns with Percy, but I truly believe that he will overcome those problems and be the playmaker that we were hoping Randy Moss was going to be when we traded for him.  He will remind many loyal Raiders fans of the days when Tim Brown was in his prime, slashing across the field to get to the endzone. 

Darrius Heyward-Bey, out of Maryland, is another interesting option at this slot.  He could also slip into the second round, as a lot of teams are not in dire need of receivers.