Friday, July 17, 2009

2009 NFL Draft Who Made The Grade In The AFC?

Which teams got "A's" and which teams flunked?
by James McGuiness -

The Winners:

New England Patriots

The Patriots were getting old, and needed to add to their depth. They did so by getting four second round picks and two third rounders.

Picks: S Patrick Chung DT Ron Brace CB Darius Butler OT Sebastian Vollmer WR Brandon LB Tyrone McKenzie G Rich Ohrnberger C George Bussey DT Myron Pryor LS Jacob Ingram WR Julian Edelman DT Darryl Richard

NY Jets

The Jets got a potential starting QB in Sanchez, we shall see if he can handle the NY pressure.

Picks: QB Mark Sanchez, RB Shonn Greene G Matt Slauson

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens got themeselves an excellent OT in Oher and couple him with Jared Gaither and the Ravens have solidified their offensive line.

Picks: OT Michael Oher, DE/LB Paul Kruger CB Lardarius Webb LB Jason Phillips TE Davon Drew RB Cedric Peerman

Jacksonville Jaguars

OT Britton may come in and start right away. They still have receivers issues, with Torry Holt now their main weapon.

Picks: OT Eugene Monroe, OT Eben Britton DT Terrance Knighton CB Derek Cox WR Mike Thomas WR Jarett Dillard TE Zach Miller RB Rashad Jennings WR Tiquan Underwood

Kansas City Chiefs

Picks: DE Tyson Jackson DT Alex Magee CB Donald Washington OL Colin Brown WR Quentin Lawrence, RB Javarris Williams TE Jake O’Connell K Ryan Succop

Getting Cassel seems to be a great move, but I am a bit wary at seeing how well he will do without having the Belichick "system" behind him. Time will tell.

DE Jackson is a Richard Seymore clone, and should provide run stuffing capabilities.

The Losers:

Oakland Raiders

Picks: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey S Michael Mitchell DE Matt Shaughnessy WR Louis Murphy DE Slade Norris DE Stryker Sulak TE Brandon Myers

No big surprise here. Raiders continue to draft speedy WR's but nobody to block or open holes. When will Al Davis learn that you win with your Offensive and Defensive lines.

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