2009 Quarterback Draft Class in Review

July 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tale of the Tape
Matthew Stafford
First overall pick by the Detroit Lions, 6'2", 230 pounds, 10 games started, 13 touchdowns, 20 interceptions with a 53.3 completion percentage
Mark Sanchez
Fifth overall pick by the New York Jets, 6'2", 225 pounds, 15 games started, 12 touchdowns, 20 interceptions with a 53.8 completion percentage
Josh Freeman
Seventh overall pick by the Tampa Bay Bucs, 6'6", 240 pounds, nine games started, 10 touchdowns, 18 interceptions with a 54.5 completion percentage
The 2009 quarterback draft class wasn't thought to be a deep one.  However, it did produced three first round starters so I'd say it had a profound effect on the landscape of the NFL.
Some would argue that without Matt Stafford and Josh Freeman, the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Bucs could have easily gone winless.  A valid argument, considering neither team won a game when their rookie quarterback was on...

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