2009 NFL Draft: Who Has the Chips to Wheel and Deal?

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Published: March 29, 2009


... full rounds, even though there are officially seven rounds in the draft.  The other 32 picks are compensatory picks, awarded to teams who have lost players to free agency.

Due to prior trades and other team transactions, draft picks are not evenly distributed throughout the 32 NFL teams. So, each year, PossessionPoints.com analyzes who may be in the best and worst position for making deals for the potential talent they seek to acquire.

Patriots’ fans are crying over their team’s first draft position, but we do not share their tears. Arguably the powerhouse of the decade, New England has the greatest wealth of picks in the 2009 draft totaling 12 overall and six in the top 100.

Now, we do not believe that the Patriots are going to keep 12 rookies on their team. That would be 20 percent of their roster. However, we do expect that the Patriots will ...

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