2009 NFL Mock Draft: First Round With Analysis

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Published: March 25, 2009


... (0-16):  Matthew Stafford; Quarterback, Georgia

Detroit needs a face of the franchise. There really is no clear cut top player in this draft class, and Detroit would be wise to go with a future franchise quarterback. In a deep offensive lineman class, they can get a solid big later in the draft, possibly with their second first round pick. Matthew Stafford has had a very impressive offseason, and he could be the gunslinger the Lions have lacked for so long.

2. St. Louis (2-14):  Jason Smith; Offensive Tackle, Baylor

Now that Orlando Pace has officially been released, the Rams can look to their left tackle of the future. Depending on what Detroit does, they will have their choice of top tackles. I personally think they should go with Jason Smith. Out of the top three offensive tackles in this draft, Smith has the best feet, and that is critical in today's ga...

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