NFL Draft Recap: The Winners and The Raiders


Published: April 28, 2009


... Any math major will tell you that two negatives will equal a positive as well as the sum of 41.7 million is a large guarantee.  So, having said all of that, let's take a look at the 2009 draft.

The Lions were off and running by signing Matthew (don't call him Matt) Stafford before Saturday's main event.  With his enormous amount of guaranteed money, the league really needs to look into a rookie salary scale. 

With the amount of cash being guaranteed increasing every year, financial responsibility must show its head sooner rather than later or we might see bad teams literally go bankrupt when saddled with the first pick of the draft.

The Lions picked up the best tight end of the draft in Brandon Pettigrew with the 20th pick.  If the Lions do this thing right, which is not their style (sorry to all ten of you Lions fans that are still out there) then Pettigrew will be an outlet receiver for Culpepper this year as Stafford s...

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