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2009 NFL Draft: Round One Open Thread

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Welcome to Revenge of the Birds!  Today is most highly anticipated day of the NFL off-season with the first two rounds of the NFL Draft.  The Arizona Cardinals find themselves in unusual territory with a late pick in the first round, the latest they've picked since #22 in the glory days of the '70's. The Cardinals have many needs that we have discussed since the Combine in Indianapolis.  Today all our speculation and gut feelings will see fruitition when the Cardinals finally select the 31st overall pick in the late afternoon.  Until that time there are plenty of other storylines to follow with the Cardinals (will Boldin be traded?) and the rest of the league (Stafford going to be the Lions saviour?). 

Key Notes/Things to Keep in Mind:

- Click here to watch the draft live from NFL.com

- Cardinals Previous 1st Round PIcks

- Breakdown of Running Backs vs Round Drafted

- Previous 31st Overall Picks Taken in last 10 Years

- Eric Wood was voted as the 2nd round pick by ROTB in our community mock draft. The Steelers round out the 2nd round by taking BPA Duke Robinson to fix their offensive line. (This is for the ROTB MOCK draft.)

- Click here to see ROTB's 1st round mock draft.

Potential Draft Picks

Player Pos School
Clint Sintom OLB Virginia
LeSean McCoy RB Pittsburgh
Max Unger C Oregon
Larry English OLB N. ILL
Knowshon Moreno RB Georgia
Alphonso Smith CB Wake Forest
Brandon Pettigrew TE Oklahoma
Donald Brown RB UCONN
Alex Mack C California
Michael Johnson DE Georgia Tech
Beanie Wells RB Ohio St
Connor Barwin DE Cinn
David Veikune DE Hawaii
Cody Brown DE UCONN
Javon Ringer RB Michigan St
Cornelius Ingram TE Florida
Sammie Lee Hill DT Stillman
Eric Wood C Louisville
Sherrod Martin FS Troy
Lawrence Sidbury OLB Richmond

 Draft Order:

  1. Lions - QB Matthew Stafford
  2. Rams - OT Jason Smith
  3. Chiefs - DE Tyson Jackson
  4. Seahawks - LB Aaron Curry
  5. Jets(from Browns) - QB Mark Sanchez
  6. Bengals - OT Andre Smith
  7. Raiders - WR Darius Heyward-Bey
  8. Jaguars - Eugene Monroe
  9. Packers - DT B.J. Raji
  10. 49ers - WR Michael Crabtree
  11. Bills - DE Aaron Maybin
  12. Broncos - Knowshon Moreno
  13. Redskins - DE Brian Orakpo
  14. Saints - CB Malcolm Jenkins
  15. Texans - LB Brian Cushing
  16. Chargers - OLB Larry English
  17. Bucs (from Browns) - QB Josh Freeman
  18. Broncos(From Bears) - DE Robert Ayers
  19. Eagles (From Browns) - Jeremy Maclin
  20. Lions - TE Brandon Pettigrew
  21. Browns - C Alex Mack

 

Use this open thread to discuss the first round of the draft and let your mental masturbation have one last forum to be heard in.  Once the Cardinals have made a move (trade/pick) we'll have a new story up ASAP.  Until that time enjoy the day and don't overdose on "expert" analysis!