How Did My Team Do in the 2009 Draft?


Published: April 26, 2009


... objectively analyze a draft. Our immediate analysis reflects a draft’s potential.

As expected, the Detroit Lions selected Matthew Stafford No. 1 overall.

As unexpected, at least by me, via a trade with Cleveland, the New York Jets selected QB Mark Sanchez from USC.

Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree surprisingly fell to No. 10 in round one. Crabtree joins a San Francisco 49ers team in need of a big-play receiver.

Recall that Crabtree was unable to run for scouts due to a stress fracture in his left foot that was repaired surgically. He is expected to be fully recovered by the start of training camp.

The last pick, Mr. Irrelevant, is South Carolina Gamecocks placekicker Ryan Succop,who went to the Kansas City Chiefs with the 256th pick, the final selection of the 7th round.

How did my team, the Carolina Pantehrs, do in the 2009 draft?

I think that the Carolina Panthers drafted significant value despite not having a first-round pick, a...

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