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Darrius Heyward-Bey's stock keeps rising in the NFL draft. Maryland's speedy wide receiver worked out today in College Park for the Oakland Raiders, who hold the seventh pick in the April 25 lottery.

That means the Raiders either are interested in taking Heyward-Bey at No. 7 or trading down to get him. Interestingly, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock has penciled Heyward-Bey for the Raiders in the seventh slot in his mock draft. And at least one expert at CBS Sportsline has done the same.

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Next on Heyward-Bey's docket is a trip to St. Louis next week. The Rams have the second pick, but have shopped the pick in an effort to move back in the first round. Because of the quality of offensive tackles Jason Smith and Eugene Monroe, it's likely the Rams will find a trade partner.

Previously, Heyward-Bey has been projected to go anywhere from the middle of the first round (17 to the Jets, 22 to the Vikings) to late in the round (25 to the Dolphins, 26 to the Ravens, 29 to the Giants). Tennessee, picking 30th, is still another team with a wide receiver priority.

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Heyward-Bey, who ran the fastest 40 at the combine, in 4.3 seconds, apparently has impressed his suitors in workouts and visits enough that teams with serious interest are moving in.

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