Black and Gold X’s and O’s| 2009 NFL Draft Day One Recap


Published: April 25, 2009


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And Jason Smith seemed like the logical choice for the Rams with the second pick. But from pick three and on, the suspense and drama rivaled any reality TV series.

Tyson Jackson is a good fit for Kansas City at the defensive end position. But was he really worth the third pick in the draft? I'm sure Kansas City wanted to trade down, but was probably unable to do so. When they realized a trade was not possible, they just decided to take the guy who was the best fit.

Aaron Curry, while being chosen fourth and by a team that runs the 4-3 defense as Seattle does, pretty much locked up a good if not better career, assuming he stays healthy. He is fast, strong, and can cover pretty much all tight ends and running backs. I think he has a chance to become a Hall of Fame-type player.

Then a huge splash came when the New York Jets gave up about half their draft in order to acquire the services of Southern California's Mark Sanchez, who has that "it factor".<...

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