Nostradomus Lives at Raidernews.com
As clueless and unprepared as ESPN seemed at both the Raiders picks (though to their credit even NFL.com did not have video or even height & weight stats on S Michael Mitchell), Raidergirls salutes Raiders news site extraordinairre Raidernews.com… which saved the day with these two Nostradomus like articles published prior to the draft…. from Raidernews.com
“He’s the fastest wide receiver on the Raiders’ watch list, and no, his name is not Jeremy Maclin of Missouri.”
” He’s one of the bigger receivers on their draft board, but no, we’re not talking about Michael Crabtree of Texas Tech.
Try Darrius Heyward-Bey, the Maryland receiver who is suddenly everyone’s favorite for the Raiders to select with the No. 7 overall pick of today’s NFL draft.
Heyward-Bey, as in the guy most draft experts rate as the fourth- or fifth-best wide receiver in this year’s class…<read full articleFrom Sfgate.com>”
… more Darrius Heyward-Bey video highlights - Wide Receiver Maryland
Amazingly despite ESPN and NFL.com (or Kiper’s dismissive “he could the #40th best safety or 83rd”) not knowing anything about Safety Michael Mitchell from Ohio whom I’d read about in this amazingly prophetic article, again courtesy of Raidergirls.com…
“The safety was the Oakland Raider’s hard hitting Jack Tatum. Mike explained in the interview he looked up everything he could on the Internet to learn more about this safety that had so impressed him.”
“Michael went on to explain that since that day he wanted to play the safety position as Jack Tatum played the position with the Oakland Raiders.”
“From watching this young man play I can say he would make Jack Tatum proud.
Michael Mitchell is 6’1″ tall and 220 lbs. Although he was not invited to the NFL Combine he decided that he would make scouts take notice at his school’s pro day. On Michael’s first run at 40 yards he recorded a 4.43 and on another try he ran a 4.49 as he let up at the 35 yard mark because of a tweaked hamstring.
When he tackles someone on the field he knocks their legs right out from under them and delivers a wallop. The young man also has the instincts to play the position and reads and reacts on a play very fast. This guy is all over the field and loves the game of football… <read full article from Bleacherreport.com>”
…more Michael Mitchell News | Highlights - Safety University of Ohio
All in all those are two great jobs by the writers, and from Raidernews for keeping us truly informed in a way that mass media could never replace… nicely done! raidergirls