Chris J. Nelson’s 2009 NFL First Round Mock Draft, v3.0


Published: April 20, 2009


... mock draft.

As always, this mock draft is subject to change, and I'll definitely be giving myself up until the point Roger Goodell walks out to that podium next Saturday afternoon to tweak it some more. Enjoy!

1. Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia

It's a toss-up between Stafford, Aaron Curry, or one of the top two left tackles, but indications are Stafford will be the guy when it's all said and done. Not a bad choice either, since Daunte Culpepper probably doesn't have much left in the tank.

2. St. Louis Rams: Jason Smith, OT, Baylor

With Orlando Pace out of the picture, a young franchise left tackle is greatly needed. The Rams' front office is reportedly split between Smith and Eugene Monroe, but Smith gets the nod due to upside and health concerns with Monroe.

3. Kansas City Chiefs: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest


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