Radio City Music Hall is in fine form today for the 2009 NFL Draft. That’s no surprise. For the most part, it’s due to Jets fans. That’s no surprise, either.
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Along with Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew, coach Jim Schwartz resisted the safe blueprint for success and took the talented QB from Georgia, Matthew Stafford.
The Browns dealt the No. 5 pick in the draft to the Jets, who moved up to take QB Mark Sanchez. The former USC signal-caller shot up the draft boards and is considered by some to be the top quarterback in the draft.
In talking with dozens of fans here at Radio City Music Hall, there is no shortage of opinions on who they think their team should take.
NFL Network’s Mike Mayock revealed his mock daft moments before the start of the 2009 NFL Draft.
ST. LOUIS — The Rams are going to try to beef up their offensive line, looking to replace departed OT Orlando Pace, along with getting a linebacker or a receiver with their second pick. The Rams are looking at OT Jason Smith right now, possibly even OT Eugene Monroe, but for right now, it looks like the tackle from Baylor will be the pick.
One of the greatest aspects of the draft is the fan exuberance. Radio City Music Hall is surrounded by thousands of rabid followers peacefully screaming and chanting about their teams.
QB Philip Rivers stopped by the Chargers’ weight room at around 11:30 a.m. PT, but not to work out. The quarterback was interested in finding out what’s going on here on draft day. He, like everyone else, seems to be wondering which direction GM A.J. Smith will be going when the Chargers make the 16th pick.
It feels like just another day at the office in San Diego. Chargers front office personnel have been getting their work outs done in the weight room while those who weren’t running on the treadmill didn’t arrive until mid morning, including coach Norv Turner. He arrived around 10:30 a.m. PST.
There is some potential for trade activity at the front end of the draft. Where a move could be made is anyone’s guess, but it appears QB Mark Sanchez is the target that’s creating the stir. The Rams continue to say Sanchez is a possibility for them with the No. 2 pick, even though they have more pressing needs.
One of those nine prospects here — LB Brian Cushing — has a unique perspective on the event. The USC star grew up in the New York suburb of Park Ridge, N.J., as a huge fan of the draft.
The Dallas Cowboys do not have a draft pick until well into the second round. While the team’s history on draft day would suggest otherwise, Cowboys executive Stephen Jones has told NFL Network that the team’s draft war room will be a quiet place on Saturday. The team is content with its place and intends to stay at No. 51.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have dug into their past for inspiration on this draft day. New Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik had the jerseys of former Tampa Bay draftees who went to multiple Pro Bowls hung in the war room at Buccaneers headquarters.