The Grades Are In After Year One – The 2009 NFL Draft

January 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL Draft is kind of like the new Google mobile phone. A lot of build-up and then, pretty much, a letdown. In fact, just about every NFL draft is like that. I have no idea why it's such a big event.  Of the 256 selections in the 2009 NFL Draft, there were perhaps seven rookies who were absolute stars and difference makers and another 20 or 25 were solid starters. That means that roughly 220 - 225 were non-factors.  As the mock drafts for the 2010 NFL draft heat up, let's look back at the 2009 NFL draft picks.  Wide Receiver and linebacker were the brightest spots in 2009, with some solid picks at quarterback. Offensive linemen seemed to be a very, very big disappointment (especially in the early stages of the first round).  Considering what the top ten picks are getting paid, I expected a lot more productivity. Only three out of the top 10 picks receive passing grades. I can see why more and more GM's want to trade out of the top ten spots.  1. Detroit Lions. Matthew S...

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