2009 NFL Draft
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Doc's Sports, your NFL handicapping and information leader for more than three decades, presents its 2009 NFL Draft page. If you can't get enough information about the 2009 NFL Draft, the you will want to bookmark this page and come back often up until the NFL Draft starts on April 26 in New York City.
Doc's first Mock Draft will come out before the Super Bowl and will be updated every few weeks. Once the NFL Draft gets closer, we will start updating more frequently. We will also post articles each week relating to the 2009 NFL Draft, so draft junkies will always have new information.
2009 NFL Draft Grades
by Robert Ferringo - 04/27/2009
I've trolled the Interweb to try to see what "the buzz" or at least the "ill-advised but generally accepted public opinion" was about this weekend's NFL Draft grades. But trying to find any sort of consensus over the draft is a bit like trying to find a consensus about global warming, the current financial crisis, or whether or not Elvis is still alive or dead.
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Teams that Could Make NFL Draft Trades on Saturday
by Robert Ferringo - 04/24/2009
Terrell Owens, Tony Gonzalez, Fred Taylor, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Tory Holt, Kellen Winslow and Jay Cutler are just some of the names that have moved in what has been a dizzying NFL winter. And with the crown jewel of the NFL offseason - the cattle call that is the NFL draft - coming up tomorrow I would say that the moving and shaking isn't nearly complete.
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Betting on the NFL Draft
by Matt Severance - 04/23/2009
Without sounding like a homer for Bodog, I do want to give kudos to the site for some very inventive NFL Draft props. It's a nice fix for those of us having football withdrawal and having already scoured all the futures options.
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2009 NFL Mock Draft
by Robert Ferringo - 04/22/2009
Over the last few seasons I've felt pretty confident about at least the top half of my NFL Mock Draft. But I can honestly say that this weekend's draft has the potential to be one of the most unpredictable in the last four or five seasons. With a number of potential trade opportunities, several teams with multiple first round picks, depth at key positions like running back, wide receiver and defensive end, as well as wild swings in the ranking and grading of a lot of players, I expect a lot of random insanity to take place in The Biggest Gamble in Sports.
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Teams in the Biggest Need of Strong Draft
by Trevor Whenham - 04/15/2009
Every NFL team needs to have a good draft. Having a bad draft for a year or two can leave the cupboards bare, force the team to rely on expensive free agents to fill gaps, and generally affect a team's ability to compete. Despite that, it only makes sense that some teams are in more urgent need of a good draft this year than others.
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NFL Draft: Potential First-Round Busts
by Trevor Whenham - 04/15/2009
What is the main type of player that is going to come out of the first round of this year's NFL draft? Unless this year is totally and utterly different than most years then the answer is simple - a bust. Picking top talent is a very imprecise business, and it's no easy matter to go from a college career where you are the king of the world, to the pros where you are just another incredibly talented guy.
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2009 NFL Mock Draft
by Robert Ferringo - 04/08/2009
There's been a lot of moving and a lot of shaking in the NFL since my last NFL mock draft back in February. And with three weeks remaining until The Biggest Gamble In Sports I would expect to see a lot more movement leading up to the NFL Draft. But beware - this is the time of disinformation, and as front office bobbleheads start to get cold feet you're going to hear a lot of rumor, a lot of innuendo, and a lot of crosstalk. Don't be fooled. Look at the roster, look at the players available, and try to make a match. All the rest is noise.
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NFL Draft - Main Needs By Team
by Trevor Whenham - 04/07/2009
With the NFL Draft fast approaching, it's a good time to take a look at the needs of every team. It would take a much longer article than this one to look at the comprehensive issues each team has, but here's a very quick look at the most pressing issue each team faces:
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Small School Players in the NFL Draft
by Trevor Whenham - 04/07/2009
With the NFL Draft sneaking up on us quickly, most of the talk seems to be, as always, about those players that will be picked in the first round, or at least the first day. This is a good time, then, to shed some light on some guys that fly much further below the radar. Here's a look at 12 guys who toiled at obscure schools, but who stand a decent chance of hearing their names called on draft day:
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NFL Draft: Eight Players on the Rise
by Trevor Whenham - 03/31/2009
We're kind in that transitional period in the NFL Draft process. The Combine is over and Pro Days are mostly done, so all that separates us from the Draft is weeks of rampant speculation and gossip. Even though players haven't played for months, certain guys are rocketing up and down the draft board based on all sorts of factors - most of them beyond their control.
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2009 NFL Draft Predictions
by Jay Horne - 03/03/2009
The 2009 NFL Draft is still a little less than two months away, but the anticipation is growing by the day especially with the start of the NFL combine workouts. There are a lot of uncertainties heading into the 2009 NFL Draft and nothing is certain of how things will shape out. One thing that is certain is that the wide receivers and offensive tackles will likely dominate the Top 20 picks in the first round.
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NFL Draft: What the Lions Will Do With No. 1
by Trevor Whenham - 02/28/2009
Now that the Combine is out of the way, all that is left between now and the NFL Draft are pro days and a couple of months of rumors and speculation. Chief among that speculation is going to be what the Detroit Lions are going to do with the first overall pick. It's not an easy thing to figure out - there isn't a clear No. 1 player, and the Lions have needs virtually everywhere on the field (and in the front office, too, but that's a different matter). Detroit also can't afford to make another mistake.
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Running Backs in the 2009 NFL Draft
by Robert Ferringo - 02/26/2009
NFL running backs are a little like those beautiful, just-off-the-bus model-actresses that flock to Hollywood each year. Both head for the Big Time with bright eyes and dreams of stardom. They are welcomed with open arms by rich, repressed white men who hold the power within their industry. The backs and the model-actresses are then summarily used up, beaten down, broken and then cast aside for the insurance, real estate, and food service industries to take advantage of.
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Wide Receivers in the 2009 NFL Draft
by Jay Horne - 02/25/2009
The 2009 NFL wide receivers class will be a good bit better than last year's class, which was the first class in 18 years to not have one single wideout selected inside the first round. However, that will definitely change in this year's NFL Draft with the possibility of at least two players being selected inside the Top 10 and up to five players have a chance to be selected inside the first round.
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Best and Worst of the NFL Combine
by Trevor Whenham - 02/25/2009
The NFL Combine is over, but the debate over what happened in Indianapolis and how much it really matters will rage on right up to the day of the NFL Draft. Some players exceeded the lofty expectations placed on them, while others had disastrous weeks. Here's a look at five winners and three losers at the NFL meat market:
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Quarterbacks in the 2009 NFL Draft
by Robert Ferringo - 02/24/2009
Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco had as much of an impact on betting in the NFL as any two players in the league this year. This pair of first-year signal callers showed the importance of being able to properly assess quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft and proved once again that even bad teams are just one player away from making a move.
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NFL Draft Rankings - 2009 NFL Draft Player Rankings
by Robert Ferringo - 02/20/2009
Next week I'll be releasing an updated version of Doc's Sports 2009 NFL Mock Draft. But before I got into breaking down draft positions based on specific needs I wanted to throw out some 2009 NFL Draft player rankings.
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2009 NFL Draft Prospects
by Robert Ferringo - 02/13/2009
Look, there is no doubt in my mind that we ascribe a little too much importance to the NFL draft and NFL Draft prospects. Considering the washout rate and the fact that you generally have to wait several years for a return on your investment, it's a little premature to get all giddy about that tackle from Southern Mississippi that Your Team picked up in the third round.
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