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Greg Squires' 2009 NFL Mock Draft

Greg SquiresCorrespondent IOctober 10, 2016

So, mock draft after mock draft have been written and they keep starting off the same way. With the Detroit Lions drafting a quarterback. Almost everyone has them starting the draft off with Matthew Stafford from Georgia. I beg to differ.

So, without further ado, here's a take at what the draft might look like if the Lions do NOT pick Stafford.


1. With the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Detroit Lions select...

Aaron Curry   LB, Wake Forest

The safest pick in the draft.  The Lions have drafted QB's high in the past.  A few WR's as well. They'll finally buy into the slogan that "defense wins championships".


2. With the No. 2 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the St. Louis Rams select...

Eugene Monroe   OT, Virginia

The 6'6" 315 pounder will inherit the task of blocking for Steven Jackson and protecting Marc Bulger. Very athletic with great balance.


3. With the No. 3 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Kansas City Chiefs select...

Michael Crabtree  WR, Texas Tech

A legitimate No. 1 wideout. Considered by many as the best player in this years draft.  Chiefs add another weapon to go alongside Gonzalez and Bowe for new arrival Cassel.


4. With the No. 4 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Seattle Seahawks select...

Jason Smith   OT,  Baylor

Quick, nimble, aggressive, and athletic tackle. Pro-Bowl-caliber player for years to come. Desperate need to keep Hasselbeck healthy.


5. With the No. 5 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Cleveland Browns select...

Malcolm Jenkins  CB,   Ohio State

Big, quick, physical corner.  Good tackler, hard worker, team leader.  Browns take a local favorite.


6. With the No. 6 pick in the 2009  NFL draft the Cincinnati Bengals select...

Brian Orakpo   DE,   Texas

Freak of nature.  Outstanding pass rusher.  Very versatile player and extremely good in pursuit.  DE/OLB combo.


7. With the No. 7 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Oakland Raiders select...

B.J. Raji    DT,   Boston College

Big, nasty player that occupies blockers.  Can collapse the pocket on a pass play and is also a beast to try and run against.  And the Raiders can't stop the run.


8. With the No. 8 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select...

Michael Oher   OT,  Ole Miss

Big, strong, mobile, nasty, and tough offensive tackle.  Jones-Drew will put up solid numbers running behind him.


9. With the No. 9 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Green Bay Packers select...

Vontae Davis    CB,   Illinois

Very fast corner. Will allow the Packers some freedom in their secondary. A ball hawk who is aggressive and physical.


10. With the No. 10 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the San Francisco 49ers select...

Matthew Stafford   QB,    Georgia

Above average athlete for a quarterback and can make all the throws. Played in a pro-style offense. Team leader/captain type player.


11. With the No. 11 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Buffalo Bills select...

Everette Brown    DE,    Florida State

An absolute force from the DE/OLB slot.  Has both strength and speed coming off the edge.


12.  With the No. 12 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Denver Broncos select...

Rey Maualuga    LB,    USC

Aggressive, large, physical inside linebacker presence; hard hitter that punishes ballcarriers.


13.  With the No. 13 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Washington Redskins select...

Andre Smith    OT,   Alabama

Good all around tackle with the potential to be the best offensive lineman in this draft.  Large frame, strong, and agile.


14.  With the No. 14 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the New Orleans Saints select...

Brian Cushing    LB,     USC

Solid tackler with great range and good athleticism.  Hard worker and a great competitor.  Very active linebacker.


15.  With the No. 15 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Houston Texans select...

Tyson Jackson     DE,     LSU

Another team leader type that is a hard worker.  Ideal size and strength coming off the outside.  Powerful and physical player.


16.  With the No. 16 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the San Diego Chargers select...

Knowshon Moreno    RB,    Georgia

They're going to eventually need a different RB in San Diego and Moreno has all the tools. Thirty rushing TD's the last two season at Georgia.


17.  With the No. 17 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the New York Jets select...

Mark Sanchez     QB,    USC

Safe pick for the Jets. Has all the qualities that you look for in a quarterback.  Had a great combine AND the Jets are in the market for one.


18.  With the No. 18 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Chicago Bears select...

Jeremy Maclin    WR,    Missouri

Looking to bolster their offense the Bears go after Maclin. Electric speed, quick in and out of his cuts.  Also a dangerous return man.


19.  With the No. 19 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Percy Harvin     WR,    Florida

Tampa need help at receiver badly and Harvin is exactly what they could use.  Would be a dynamic weapon for their offense and would quickly be a fan favorite.


20.  With the No. 20 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Detroit Lions select...

Peria Jerry     DT,    Ole Miss

Athletic and fast and 300 pounds.  Causes havoc at the snap of the ball and can easily penetrate into the backfield.  Lions defense is instantly better with Curry and Jerry on the field and they still would have the possibility of Freeman in Round Two to get a QB.


21.  With the No. 21 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Philadelphia Eagles select...

Chris "Beanie" Wells    RB,    Ohio State

Every down back with above average athleticism.  Size, power and speed.


22.  With the No. 22 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Minnesota Vikings select...

Alphonso Smith    CB,    Wake Forest

Very athletic corner.  Excellent speed with outstanding instincts and hands.  Has the supreme confidence you look for in a corner.


23.  With the No. 23 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the New England Patriots select...

James Laurinaitis      LB,     Ohio State

Very productive inside linebacker.  Sideline-to-sideline guy and a reliable tackler.  Versatile and experienced.


24.  With the No. 24 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Atlanta Falcons select...

Aaron Maybin     DE/LB,    Penn State

Quick, explosive linebacker with top 10 potential. Has the ability to start right away for the Falcons.


25.  With the No. 25 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Miami Dolphins select...

Clint Sintim     LB,     Virginia

Great size and strength.  Good pass rusher.  Aggressive player who explodes through his tackles.


26.  With the No. 26 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Baltimore Ravens select...

Darrius Heyward-Bey   WR,     Maryland

Rare combination of size and speed. 6'2" 210 pounds with great speed. Would instantly become a favorite target of Joe Flacco's.


27.  With the No. 27 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Indianapolis Colts select...

D.J. Moore      CB,     Vanderbilt

Versatile, reliable corner.  Aggressive playmaker instinctsCan also return kicks.


28.  With the No. 28 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Philadelphia Eagles select...

Louis Delmas      S,    Western Michigan

Tough, physical safety.  Tough to replace Brian Dawkins, but this kid has all the intangibles.


29.  With the No. 29 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the New York Giants select....

Kenny Britt     WR,     Rutgers

Giants need help and insurance at the position and they land one from their own backyard. Britt has good size, good speed, and good hands.


30.  With the No. 30 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Tennessee Titans select...

Hakeem Nicks     WR,    North Carolina

Very productive college receiver with great hands.  Ideal red-zone target.  Physical receiver.


31.  With the No. 31 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Arizona Cardinals select....

LeSean McCoy      RB,    Pittsburgh

Good speed quickness and vision.  Played his best in big games.  Looks for the home run on every play.


32.  With the No. 32 pick in the 2009 NFL draft the Pittsburgh Steelers select...

Max Unger     C,      Oregon

Excellent size, very versatile.  Great awareness and good mobility also.  Played two years at tackle as well.



I know it is IMPOSSIBLE to please every single fan and team when doing a mock draft and this is my first attempt at one. So, without ripping me apart too badly, let me know your opinions on how I did. 

Thanks and hope you enjoyed it.

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