2010 NFL Draft: Will Raiders Owner Al Davis Cause More Head Scratching?

If there is one thing that is not certain in the 2010 NFL Draft is it what the Oakland Raiders and owner Al Davis will do when they're up to pick at No. 8 in the first round.

The 2009 NFL Draft caught everyone off guard when the Raiders selected wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey from Maryland at No. 7 and defensive back Michael Mitchell from Ohio in the second round with the No. 47 pick.

There have been many cases made for both players, whether they were a reach or not. Heyward-Bey was definitely a reach, since he was projected in the middle to late first round. Mitchell, on the other hand, wasn't even projected to get pick until somewhere in the third or fourth round.

The big question is, what is going through Davis' mind?

It's like trying to figure out what is going on in the television show LOST .

Too many questions, and not enough answers.

We all know that he loves players with speed and ridiculous physical attributes, but at what cost?

Drafting both Heyward-Bey and Mitchell in 2009, where perhaps two of the most ineffective draft choices that any team could have made.

Heyward-Bey has nine receptions for 124 yards and one touchdown.

Mitchell had 13 total tackles, 1.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

Both did not have an impressive rookie campaign at all especially seeing as how the Raiders were predicted to pick receiver Michael Crabtree, who despite holding out with a contract dispute still managed to end the season with 48 receptions for 625 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games.

Now comes the arduous task of predicting what Davis and the Raiders may do in 2010, which is no small task.

They may go back to a more normal selection and perhaps go with a very conservative pick in choosing an offensive tackle like Rutgers' Anthony Davis, who fits the "freak of nature" mold with his physical attributes that Davis loves so ...

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