Posts Tagged ‘2009 NFL Draft’

Giants GM Reese responds to Edwards trade rumors

Having taken two wide receivers in the draft, Giants general manager Jerry Reese obviously opted against trading for Browns WR Braylon Edwards or one of the other veterans.

Cowboys’ Jones moves down for better value on Day 2

For those of you watching on television, it may have looked the Cowboys passed on the 51st pick, before eventually trading it away to the Buffalo Bills, but that was not the case. I am told the official war room terminology for what happened is that the Cowboys got caught without a player.

Servicemen take the spotlight on Radio City stage

Nothing gets the crowd revved up quite like NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell bringing a group of U.S. servicemen to the stage. Goodell said the moment is one of his favorite aspects of being at the draft and the audience clearly agrees.

Harvin should open up offense for run-heavy Vikings

After the Vikings selected WR Percy Harvin with the 22nd overall pick, one GM told NFL Network’s Scott Hanson, “Wow. You put (Adrian) Peterson and Harvin on the same field at the same time … that’s a potential TD from anywhere at any time.”

Cowboys owner Jones ‘chomping at the bit’

IRVING, Texas — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told me that he’s getting a little antsy and that’s he’s chomping at the bit right now as the first round winds to a close. The man they call ‘Trader Jerry’ has yet to make a move in the draft. So far.

Freeman: I’ll prove I’m the best of the three QBs

Josh Freeman had to wait until the 17th pick before walking out of that Radio City green room, displaying the kind of patience and calm he’ll need as the Buccaneers’ quarterback of the future. Then he told the Tampa Bay media he’s prepared to prove that the Buccaneers made the correct long-term decision by trading up two spots to get him.

Lions ignore defensive needs with first two picks

With so many holes on a leaky defense which finished near the bottom of the league in at least five major categories in 2008, the Detroit Lions went wild selecting two offensive players in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft.

Niners shocked to see Crabtree waiting at 10

The members of the 49ers front office would have slept a whole lot better last night if they had know that Michael Crabtree was going to be there at No. 10.

Bucs moved up to steal Freeman from Vikings

You may be wondering why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers jumped just two spots to take Kansas State QB Josh Freeman with the 17th overall pick, and the answer is, they would only do that if they were afraid someone was going to take their guy.

St. Louis media wants team to trade up for WR Maclin

St. Louis — Here in the Rams media room, the crew is getting restless because Missouri WR Jeremy Maclin is slipping and there is some hope he either falls or the Rams move up to get the hometown kid.

Bucs trade up two spots to take K-State QB Freeman

The Browns again moved down in the first round of the NFL draft, and for the second consecutive time, their trading partner took a quarterback.

Stafford unfazed by harsh crowd reaction

Detroit’s No. 1 overall pick Matthew Stafford heard the boos, he heard the chants of ‘overrated’, and took it all in stride.

Niners strike gold with WR Crabtree

49ers GM Scot McCloughan had to see it coming when the Oakland Raiders took WR Darrius Heyward-Bey with the seventh overall pick. That left the Niners with a great option of taking either Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree or Ole Miss OT Michael Oher.

Broncos pull stunner by picking Georgia RB Moreno

Biggest need or best player available? You don’t have to wonder which school of thought to which the Broncos subscribe. Already brimming with running backs, Denver made a stunning selection by drafting Georgia RB Knowshon Moreno with the No. 12 overall selection.

Green Room slowly losing its inhabitants

Nine players came to New York for the draft — the most since 1996 — and they are gradually being plucked from the Green Room by their future pro teams.

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