In the world of business, there is a concept known as "K.I.S.S." The letters stand for "Keep It Simple, Stupid."
Let's apply this mantra to the Oakland Raiders' first-round draft selection this year.
When we search for the two worst aspects of the 2008 Raiders, we find a 32nd-ranked passing offense and a leading wide receiver with just 22 receptions (which put the Raiders last in the league in that category, as well).
The aerial attack needed attention this offseason, and everyone with a pulse knew it. So when pick seven fell to Oakland, WR was an obvious choice.
The question was, which wide receiver? The top-rated Michael Crabtree? Special teams star Jerry Maclin? April 20-friendly Percy Harvin?
Or the raw Darruis Heyward-Bey?
Despite all the deliberation, it ends up that the answer is simple. Let's jujst "K.I.S.S.":
· DHB played in a pro offense, while Maclin and Crabtree did not.
· DHB can run a 4.3 40; Maclin and Crabtree can't.
· DHB is 6’2’’; Maclin and Crabtree are shorter.
· DHB can jump; Macklin did not attempt to jump and Crabtree didn't do jack at the combine.
· DHB is a humble team player; Maclin and Crabtree are divas.
· DHB has been compared to Randy Moss; Maclin seems more like JLH and Crabtree resembles Anquan Boldin
So, for all you Raider Haters: