MOST SURPRISING PICK: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
Oakland Raiders, Round 1, No. 12 overall
The Raiders shocked the football world by selecting Hayden with the 12th overall pick. The Houston standout was deemed a medical risk by several teams due to his significant heart injury. Those teams either removed Hayden from the board or placed him in a lower round to lessen the financial risk. From a talent standpoint, Hayden was graded by most teams as a Day 2 pick. But as we inched closer to draft day, consensus built that he could enter the first round based on his combination of size, speed and athleticism. While those physical traits made Hayden an intriguing option, the fact that Oakland ignored the medical concerns to select him makes the pick a risky one, in my opinion.