Winners and losers of the 2009 NFL draft

April 28, 2009

Top NFL prospects stand together on stage before the start of the 2009 NFL Draft

Most football experts will tell you that it takes three full years to evaluate an NFL draft class, but don’t tell that to the media, who are only too happy to provide the instant gratification of a thumbs up or down analysis after less than 72 hours.

Sanchez ready to call New York home

April 27, 2009

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Richard Cato is blogging the NFL draft

Catching a late cross-country flight, the top pick of the New York Jets, Mark Sanchez, made a surprise appearance at Radio City Music Hall today for day 2 of the 2009 NFL Draft.

First round intrigue

April 26, 2009

Richard Cato, blogging from the NFL draft, sums up the first round:

The Detroit Lions came to a record-setting agreement with top pick Matt Stafford late last night. So much for a surprise with the top pick. Luckily the rest of the first round made up for it. From the surprising slide of top wide receiver Michael Crabtree to trades to tough decisions, the first round had some interesting developments.

Jets get their man

April 25, 2009

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Richard Cato is blogging from the NFL draft:

Following the retirement of Brett Farve, the Jets were in the market for a new franchise quarterback.  A timely trade with the Cleveland Browns solved that dillema and at the same time placated the Jets faithful.  Trading its first and second picks in addition to a few minor players, the Jets were able to claim USC standout Mark Sanchez with the 5th pick in the 2009 draft.  Sanchez had gained much attention in the days leading up to the draft.