Ohhh, that sub 4.40 40 speed, it gets Al Davis, nearly, every time. On a 2005 NFL Draft board that still contained names like Aaron Rodgers, Jason Campbell, Roddy White, Logan Mankins and Lofa Tatupu and the team in need at multiple positions, Al Davis took a fast corner back who'd moved up the charts.
Speculation was that the Raiders moved ahead of Green Bay in order to take Rodgers, but Al shocked the World by selecting a fast DB from Nebraska, named Fabian Washington and Washington was so bad that three seasons later Al Davis traded away a pick that very well could have netted DeSean Jackson, in order to obtain a replacement for this #23 overall flop. Imagine Rodgers to Jackson...
In three seasons in Oakland, Fabian was about as bad a corner as we've had, and that is saying a lot. He was constantly burned, got lost in coverage and kept getting nagging injuries.
His speed got him a shot with Baltimore, where he did better, but to be the guy who was picked one pick above Rodgers by a team that needed a QB and then to be traded for a fourth rounder in 3 years, he was an Oakland Raider flop.
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