On The Spot: Heyward-Bey Tops 2009 First Round Picks Who Risk Bust Status List

May 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2009 NFL rookie draft featured a pair of quarterbacks being taken in the first five picks with both performing well over the course of the season. Barring injury, the Lions and Jets appear set for years to come at quarterback with Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez leading their teams.
While the quarterbacks are always the headliners of any draft, the first round of the 2009 draft featured a number of players who either played well as rookies or who performed well enough that they are expected to earn bigger roles in 2010.
At wide receiver, Michael Crabtree played well for San Francisco despite a lengthy holdout and Percy Harvin, Jeremy Maclin, Hakeem Nicks and Kenny Britt displayed the ability to be top wideouts in the league.
Knowshon Moreno and Beanie Wells look like feature runners for the Broncos and Cardinals while Brian Cushing, Clay Mathews and Aaron Curry figure to be solid performers for years at outside linebacker.
After one year, it is safe to conclud...

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