How DHB measures up
Comparing Darrius Heyward-Bey with other wide receivers drafted in the first round of the NFL draft in 2009:
Overall, name, comment
7. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders: Had 64 receptions for 975 yards and four touchdowns in 2011 after two seasons where drops were frequent and production was minimal. Career numbers: 99 receptions, 1,465 yards, 6 TDs.
10. Michael Crabtree, 49ers: Finished with 62 catches for 874 yards and four touchdowns in 2011. Injuries have limited his time during training camp each year. Career numbers: 174 receptions, 2,240 yards, 12 TDs.
19. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles: Missed three games due to injury in 2011, but had 63 catches for 859 yards and five touchdowns. Career numbers: 189 receptions, 2,596 yards, 19 TDs.
22. Percy Harvin, Vikings: Despite issues with migraine headaches, the receiver/return specialist caught 87 passes for 967 yards and six TDs last season. Career numbers: 218 catches, 2,625 yards, 17 TDs.
29. Hakeem Nicks, Giants: Big 2011 season (76-1,192-7) included 28 catches for 444 yards and four TDs in postseason en route to a Super Bowl championship. Career numbers: 202 receptions, 3,034 yards, 24 TDs.
30. Kenny Britt, Titans: Three run-ins with the law (careless driving , resisting arrest, DUI) and a torn ACL have put his career with Tennessee in jeopardy. Currently on physically unable to perform list. Career numbers: