Chaz Schilens: Quietly The Most Important Story In Training Camp

August 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders shocked everyone (even their fans) when they selected Darrius Heyward-Bey No. 7 overall in last year's draft. Heyward-Bey possesses a set of physical skills that compare favorably to many of the top wide receivers in the game. Naturally, Al Davis didn't pass on the potential.
The irony of the situation was that Davis had most likely drafted a more gifted wide receiver with Oakland's previous pick - the season before.
Chaz Schilens was the 226th pick of the 2008 draft and the Raiders' final pick.
Schilens had a very average college career at San Diego State - the school best known for producing Marshall Faulk. In his three full seasons in San Diego, he never had more than 35 receptions.
In fact, in his senior season he wasn't even close to leading his team in receptions or yards. He battled injuries and was 23 receptions behind the team leader.
Going into the final three games of his senior season, San Diego State's leading receiver had...

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