Jack Crawford has yet to play a game as a member of the Oakland Raiders but he’s already getting some fringe benefits. Picked in the 5th round out of Penn State, Crawford wasn’t exactly a household name when it came to draft analysis. In fact the 158thpick in the 2012 NFL draft hasn’t even been playing football all that long. Well, at least not the type of football we played. Odds are Crawford was playing football (aka soccer) in his native England long before he put on pads and a helmet.
That’s why one-time Raider executive turned broadcaster Michael Lombardi pegged Crawford as one of the members of his All Value Team. Seems the Raiders and Lombardi are both thinking along the same lines in seeing nothing but massive potential for a highly coachable D-lineman like Crawford who is still learning the game.
Lombardi goes as far as to say the Raiders might have drafted man that could be starting in 2013.
Time will tell on that. DIRECTV on the other hand wasted no time in honoring all the members of the All Value Team. As DIRECTV offers the best value there is to its customers in the NFL Sunday Ticket at an incredibly low price of $199 it was only right they give all members of the All Value Team a free year of service.
So during the season Crawford can enjoy all the benefits of DIRECTV just for being singled out as one of the draft’s best values. Meanwhile the rest of us can enjoy every game on Sunday by purchasing the best value there is to be found. Too bad Crawford can’t enjoy his Sunday Ticket. He’ll be too busy terrorizing quarterbacks for that. But, hey, at least he can enjoy all the Sunday action during Oakland’s bye week.
Now we’ll have to wait and see if Crawford does in deed pan out to be a true value pick. However you can cruise over to DIRECTV now and get your Sunday Ticket at 40% off what is would have cost you last year. That’s one value that doesn’t require the wait and see approach. Well…except for having to wait until the NFL season starts at least.