Crabtree follows predictable course

March, 1, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Michael Crabtree's decision to undergo foot surgery after previously vowing to run 40-yard dashes for NFL scouts makes sense from a strategic standpoint.

The Texas Tech receiver looks like a gamer for vowing to run. In the end, he avoids any of the risks associated with running -- injuries, clocking a bad time, etc.

The Rams, Seahawks and other NFL teams with high draft choices now must rely more heavily upon evaluations of the way Crabtree played in college. That benefits Crabtree.

More on his injury and surgical success rates here.

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