On the last Monday of 2009, the Oakland Raiders find themselves with double-digit losses for the seventh year in a row. Another difficult year for a Raider's fan to have to deal with or should I say suffer through. The 2009 draft was one that brought two athletes to the team as 1st (Darrius Heyward-Bey) & 2nd round (Mike Mitchell) picks, but it is unclear if or when these athletes can develop into productive football players. The team's draft produced a promising DE selected in the 3rd round (Matt Shaughnessy). A promising WR selected in the 4th round (Louis Murphy). A promising TE selected in the 6th round. Another promising DE/DT was signed as an undrafted free agent (Desmond Bryant). Once again the Raiders look better drafting in reverse and this trend needs to stop. A team's 1st &a ...
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