That was my thought after looking over the 2009 NFL Draft. My esteemed editor asked (mandated) that I redo the entire first round. Truth be told, I had never fully examined this four-year-old raid of the great college marketplace. I wasn't missing anything. Win a chance to announce a pick live at the 2013 NFL Draft. Enter now!New NFL Jerseys 2011 Neither are the Dallas Cowboys, who, after seeing Victor Butler depart last week, also took a last look at their 2009 draft class. The 'Boys made a league-high 12 selections in '09 -- none of those players remain on the roster today. That's horrible. Then again, so was the rest of the draft. None of the first 25 players taken have ever been named first-team All-Pro. (Matthew Stafford, Brian Orakpo and Brian Cushing have come the closest.) Only one guy from the entire first round has received the honor: Clay Matthews (26th overall pick) following the 2010 season. In fact, the saving grace of this draft might be the number of decent players who came after Pick 200, including Mr. Irrelevant, Ryan Succop. Sure, there are some quality names below. And we did our best to fill each team's needs (except for the Cowboys, Patriots and Bears, who didn't have first-round picks). Still, compared to say, the 2008 NFL Draft, the '09 version bites the big one. Toddler NFL JerseyThat year boasted Jake Long, Chris Long, Matt Ryan, Jerod Mayo, Ryan Clady, Joe Flacco, Chris Johnson, Duane Brown, Brandon Flowers, Ray Rice, Jamaal Charles, Cliff Avril, Brandon Carr, Carl Nicks and Stevie Johnson, to name a few. So with that in mind, please hesitate before complaining about your team's do-over pick lacking typical first-round flashiness -- there just wasn't much of it to go around in 2009. That is, unless you have a Mark Sanchez Fathead on your wall. Without further ado, let's re-draft that first round from four years ago. Buy NHL JerseyPer the usual, your thoughts are welcome ... @Harrison_NFL is the dropbox. 2009 NFL Draft -- Round 1 Pk Team Player Pos. College 1 Lions Matthew Stafford QB Georgia 2 Rams Jason Smith OT Baylor 3 Chiefs Tyson Jackson DE LSU 4 Seahawks Aaron Curry LB Wake Forest 5 Jets Mark Sanchez QB USC 6 Bengals Andre Smith OT Alabama 7 Raiders Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Maryland 8 Jaguars Eugene Monroe OT Virginia 9 Packers B.J. Raji DT Boston College 10 49ers Michael Crabtree WR Texas Tech 11 Bills Aaron Maybin DE Penn State 12 Broncos Knowshon Moreno RB Georgia 13 Redskins Brian Orakpo DE Texas 14 Saints Malcolm Jenkins DB Ohio State 15 Texans Brian Cushing LB USC 16 Chargers Larry English DE Northern Illinois 17 Buccaneers Josh Freeman QB Kansas State 18 Broncos Robert Ayers LB Tennessee 19 Eagles Jeremy Maclin WR Missouri 20 Lions Brandon Pettigrew TE Oklahoma State 21 Browns Alex Mack C California 22 Vikings Percy Harvin WR Florida 23 Ravens Michael Oher OT Ole Miss 24 Falcons Peria Jerry DT Ole Miss 25 Dolphins Vontae Davis DB Illinois 26 Packers Clay Matthews LB USC 27 Colts Donald Brown RB Connecticut 28 Bills Eric Wood C Louisville 29 Giants Hakeem Nicks WR North Carolina 30 Titans Kenny Britt WR Rutgers 31 Cardinals Beanie Wells RB Ohio State 32 Steelers Ziggy Hood DT Missouri ?2009 NFL Draft: All the picks 1) Detroit Lions Pick: Matthew Stafford, QB Do-over: Same. By and large, Stafford has been an excellent top pick. Yes, Discount NFL Jerseyshe was hurt for much of his first two seasons, but over the last two, he's started every game and proven incredibly productive. He took the Lions to their first playoff berth since 1999 on the strength of 41 touchdown passes in 2011. 2) St. Louis Rams Pick: Jason Smith, OT Do-over: Mike Wallace, WR Seriously, how long have the Rams needed help at wide receiver, specifically a deep threat? No. 2 overall might seem a little steep for Wallace, who has his problems holding onto the ball, but not when you see how thin the 2009 draft was/is. By the way, the Rams' leading wideout that year (Donnie Avery) had all of 589 yards receiving. 3) Kansas City Chiefs Pick: Tyson Jackson, DE Do-over: Josh Freeman, QB Just think, if the Chiefs made the move on the somewhat-local K-State QB, they could have averted signing Matt Cassel to a $60 million contract that returned about $6 mill in dividends. 4) Seattle Seahawks Pick: Aaron Curry, LB Do-over: Brian Cushing, LB Curry was a bust. The choice at linebacker comes down to Cushing Discount NFL Jerseys Chinaand Clay Matthews, two of the prizes of the '09 draft. Cushing's ability to play inside or outside makes him the choice here. Seattle has made hay as a high-pressure 4-3 team, whereas Matthews fits better as an outside backer in the 3-4. 5) New York Jets Pick: Mark Sanchez, QB Do-over: Percy Harvin, WR The Jets certainly needed a quarterback in 2009, yet the only two decent QBs -- Stafford and Freeman -- are off the board. Enter Harvin, who would have eliminated the need to acquire Santonio Holmes in 2010. Let's be honest: Holmes has been mostly a distraction in New York without the production to offset it. 6) Cincinnati Bengals Pick: Andre Smith, OT Do-over: Arian Foster, RB Foster, who amazingly went undrafted in 2009, goes sixth overall Cheap Youth NFL Jerseysin the re-draft. Still too low? Well, I have my reasons ... Steven Jackson was outstanding in 2009 for the Rams, Jamaal Charles has been a great pick for the Chiefs, and the Marshawn Lynch deal worked well for the Seahawks. The issue: the Jets. Thomas Jones and Shonn Greene provided a real 1-2 punch for a club that landed in the AFC Championship Game. It's the passing game that's been the HUGE problem. Thus, the Jets snag Harvin, and Foster lands in Cincy, which ultimately makes re-signing Cedric Benson unnecessary. Or, Foster beats out Benson sometime in 2010, allowing the Bengals to shop Benson for extra picks. 7) Oakland Raiders Pick: Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR Do-over: Hakeem Nicks, WR Trying to stay true to the Raiders' M.O. under Al Davis, Oakland takes Nicks, a wide receiver who excels in both the short and long games. Of course, Nicks' main problem has been staying healthy. Nonetheless, 60 percent of him has been better than 100 percent of DHB. On the Beat: 2013 NFL Mock Draft Check out the surprise picks NFL experts from around the league are choosing in this year's On the Beat Mock Draft. More ... 8) Jacksonville Jaguars Pick: Eugene Monroe, OT Do-over: Sebastian Vollmer, OT Vollmer gets the nod here, as he has been more consistent overNFL Jerseys Sale the course of his young career than Monroe. The consistently struggling Jaguars need players to be effective sooner than later. Monroe and Andre Smith have become fine football players now, but both struggled early on. 9) Green Bay Packers Pick: B.J. Raji, NT Do-over: Clay Matthews, LB Matthews is probably the top player on the board when the Packers come around turn nine. So instead of taking Raji, they select the long-haired pass rusher, he of the 42.5 career sacks. Ironically, Matthews actually was taken by the Packers later in the first round (26th overall). 10) San Francisco 49ers Pick: Michael Crabtree, WR Do-over: Same. The 49ers stick with Crabtree in our 2009 NFL Draft Do-Over. NFL Jersey PatchesCrabtree also began his career at a snail's pace, but boy has he turned it on. Over the last five games of 2012, Crabtree caught 35 balls for 538 yards and four touchdowns. Overall he caught 85 passes in a power-running offense. And he didn't fare too poorly in last season's playoffs, either, with a pair of 100-yard games and three touchdowns. 11) Buffalo Bills Pick: Aaron Maybin, DE Do-over: Brian Orakpo, DE The Bills switched from a 4-3 to a 3-4 and back again in 2012. The beauty of drafting Orakpo is he can excel in either, as a defensive end or outside linebacker. The two-time Pro Bowler's only downside in his young career is last year's season-ending injury. NFL Bracketology Vote for the greatest play in NFL history: has picked the 64 best plays ever, and over the next three weeks we are asking fans to cast their votes for the best. Vote now! 12) Denver Broncos Pick: Knowshon Moreno, RB Do-over: LeSean McCoy, RB Guessing Broncos fans would support this draft alteration after watching Moreno's first four seasons in the league. McCoy has played in 14 more games and racked up 2,171 more yards from scrimmage. 13) Washington Redskins Pick: Brian Orakpo, DE Do-over: Jairus Byrd, S After the death of Sean Taylor, the Redskins tried to fit in Nike NFL Jerseysseveral safeties with LaRon Landry before the latter's departure last year. In a related note: The Redskins' secondary got torched for 4,720 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2012. Byrd would give Washington one of the best free safeties in pro football. 14) New Orleans Saints Pick: Malcolm Jenkins, DB Do-over: Lardarius Webb, CB Webb has been thrown at 227 times in his career, allowing a grand total of three touchdowns. Jenkins shows flashes, but lacks consistency. Webb would be an upgrade to the secondary. 15) Houston Texans Pick: Brian Cushing, ILB Do-over: Jeremy Maclin, WR With Cushing off the board, Houston makes a "need" pick. How long have the Texans lacked a legit threat at WR2? Since Maclin has been in the league. 16) San Diego Chargers Pick: Larry English, LB Do-over: Andre Smith, OT Smith has become a quality tackle in the NFL. His presence would have been a luxury during the Marcus McNeill-A.J. Smith contract staredown in 2010 ... and then a necessity when injuries sent McNeill into early retirement. Left tackle has been a tough spot to fill in at The Murph (still can't say Qualcomm). Problem solved. 17) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick: Josh Freeman, QB Do-over: Henry Melton, DT Selecting Melton 17th in 2009 prevents the Buccaneers from having to take Brian Price 35th overall in 2010. Enough said. Breer: The stay-or-go decision Several prospects each year face a crossroads: declare for the draft or stay in school. Albert Breer examines the choices. More 18) Denver Broncos Pick: Robert Ayers, DE Do-over: William Moore, S Broncos fans would've gotten more out of last season if William Moore was playing deep right field instead of Rahim Moore. Actually, the latter Moore has acquitted himself well, but William Moore would have paired nicely with Brian Dawkins prior to Rahim's development last year. The Mike Adams signing in 2012 becomes unnecessary with this selection. 19) Philadelphia Eagles Pick: Jeremy Maclin, WR Do-over: Alex Mack, C Since we're crystal balling this draft deal, it sure would have been nice if the Eagles could've drafted Mack, who has been rock solid in Cleveland. Jamaal Jackson was an effective center for the Eagles before getting hurt in 2010. His career was never the same. Jason Kelce looked decent before getting hurt, as well. Mack has never missed a game. 20) Detroit Lions Pick: Brandon Pettigrew, TE Do-over: Jason McCourty, CB In the interest of full disclosure, this writer is a little biased towards McCourty. If a guy performs well every time you watch him, wouldn't you respect the man? That's Jason McCourty, who has held his own despite being thrown at over 100 times in each of the last two seasons. The Lions really could've used him in the 2011 playoffs. 21) Cleveland Browns Pick: Alex Mack, C Do-over: Paul Kruger, OLB I just saved the Browns $40 million. In theory. OK, maybe not. 22) Minnesota Vikings Pick: Percy Harvin, WR Do-over: Vontae Davis, CB Harvin was a fine pick, but he is long gone in this re-draft. How about Davis? He would have been a nice complement to Antoine Winfield over the last several seasons, as opposed to the musical chairs the Vikes have employed there. 23) Baltimore Ravens Pick: Michael Oher, OT Do-over: Eugene Monroe, OT Monroe edges out Phil Loadholt in this slot. In a rough draft of this take, we had Loadholt. But editing and revisionist thinking led us to Monroe, who's had a little tougher go of his career with Blaine Gabbert's struggles in the pocket and Maurice Jones-Drew on the shelf. Monroe has overcome everything working against him in Jacksonville, and that gives him the nod here. 24) Atlanta Falcons Pick: Peria Jerry, DT Do-over: Terrance Knighton, DT Drafting Knighton would've given Atlanta a far more consistent performer at defensive tackle. Despite the Falcons' impressive 13-3 campaign in 2012, the run defense struggled all year, finishing 21st. 25) Miami Dolphins Pick: Vontae Davis, CB Do-over: Michael Johnson, DE The Dolphins could've stood Johnson up as an OLB in their pressure-based 3-4, where he would've benefitted from the tutelage of both Jason Taylor and Joey Porter. Cameron Wake and Johnson on the edges would make playing the Dolphins not fun. 26) Green Bay Packers Pick: Clay Matthews, LB Do-over: Andy Levitre, OG Levitre has developed into a quality guard; he would've been an upgrade to the interior of the Packers' line over the last several seasons. Since we're re-doing the 2009 draft, it's important to note that Aaron Rodgers was sacked 50 times that year. No. 1 overall draft picks Take a look back at the No. 1 picks in the NFL draft. 27) Indianapolis Colts Pick: Donald Brown, RB Do-over: Sean Smith, CB The Colts sorely needed a running back in 2009 to balance the Peyton Manning-led attack, but Brown just hasn't been able to stay on the field. Shonn Greene is available with this pick, but doesn't really fit the offense. Thus, Indianapolis selects Smith, who would contribute immediately in nickel packages and eliminate the need to acquire Greg Toler in free agency this year. 28) Buffalo Bills Pick: Eric Wood, C Do-over: Louis Vasquez, OG Another tough call here. Wood has been a decent player for the Bills, but Vasquez got off to a better start in his career. The Bills desperately have needed linemen to play well early on both sides of the ball, and it just hasn't happened enough over the 2000s. 29) New York Giants Pick: Hakeem Nicks, WR Do-over: James Laurinaitis, LB Seems like the Giants haven't been able to keep a linebacker completely healthy or in the lineup since the days of Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks and Harry Carson. Laurinaitis has never missed a game. 30) Tennessee Titans Pick: Kenny Britt, WR Do-over: Max Unger, C Drafting Unger, who earned first-team All-Pro honors last season, would allow the Titans to play Fernando Velasco at guard along with new free-agent acquisition Andy Levitre. Either way, Unger wins out in being a more reliable teammate -- by just a smidge -- than Britt. 31) Arizona Cardinals Pick: Beanie Wells, RB Do-over: Jared Cook, TE When is the last time the Cardinals had a truly productive tight end? The position has been voidable over the last several seasons for the most part (although the club carries some hope for Rob Housler). Cook has averaged 641 receiving yards over the last two years. A Cardinals tight end hasn't compiled that many yards in a season in 43 years. Read that again. Brandt: How the draft has evolved Before the bright lights of NYC, the draft featured old magazines and rolls of quarters. Gil Brandt reminisces. More ... 32) Pittsburgh Steelers Pick: Ziggy Hood, DE Do-over: B.J. Raji, NT Shonn Greene is an option here, considering the Steelers like to pound the ball in spots, so as to not put the whole game on Ben Roethlisberger's shoulders. T.J. Lang is a possibility, as well. Connor Barwin would be a nice add, with James HarrisonCheap Women NFL Jerseys and LaMarr Woodley combining to miss 17 games over the last two seasons. Derek Cox could help the secondary. But Raji is the winner, as finding even a viable nose tackle is one of the toughest assignments in personnel. With Casey Hampton on the roster, Raji would've received quality mentoring while not having to play so many snaps.

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