Boom or Bust: Predicting the 2009 First Round Draft Class

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Published: July 15, 2009

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... an exact science, especially when preparing mock draft boards. Even after the dust settles, predicting which newly selected NFL prospect will have a great career, an average career, or will be bagging groceries within three years is even tougher.

 

So with that said, here are my meaningless predictions of the 2009 first round draft class, and how things might shake out. Please keep in mind that if I call a player a bust, it doesn’t necessarily mean I think he’ll be another Ryan Leaf, it just means he won’t live up to the lofty expectations of a first round pick, especially if he was drafted much higher than he should have been.

 

Conversely, if I call boom on a player, it doesn’t mean he’s going to be a perennial pro bowler, and p...

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