2009 NFL Draft: 1st Round Recap, Notes, & Observations

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Published: April 26, 2009


... slips to the latter half of the first round.  Here is your recap of the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft:


1. Lions - Matthew Stafford (QB) Georgia: No surprises here.  The night before, the Lions  signed the 21-year-old Stafford to a six-year deal with $41.7 million in guarantees.  The franchise now has a much-needed face to distract fans from that horrible new logo.

2. St. Louis - Jason Smith(OT) Baylor: Kind of a no-brainer after getting rid of Orlando Pace.  Though still lacking at receiver, the offensive line and backfield has been structured to cater to Steven Jackson.  No doubt it's his team now. 

3. Kansas City - Tyson Jackson(DE) LSU: Jackson will be rejoi...

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