2009 NFL 1st Rounders – The First 4 Games

NFL 1st-round picks are either slowly groomed to be a star or instantly thrown into the starting line-up. You have seen successes and failures either both ways. What can the first four games show about a player? If they are already doing well, the team has instant gratification about taking that player in the 1st-round. If the player isn’t doing great, they can just use the excuse “he’s a work in progress.” Here is what the 2009 NFL 1st-round picks have done so far this season.

1. Matthew Stafford – QB – Detroit Lions – 79 for 139, 894 yards, 3 TDs, 6 INTs, sacked 10 times

2. Jason Smith – OT – St. Louis Rams – currently injured, has played in 2 games.

3. Tyson Jackson – DE – Kansas City Chiefs – 2 tackles, no sacks

4. Aaron Curry – OLB – Seattle Seahawks – 22 tackles, 1 sacks, 1 forced fumble

5. Mark Sanchez – QB – New York Jets – 63 for 110, 744 yards, 4 TDs, 5 INTs, sacked 9 times

6. Andre Smith – OT – Cincinnati Bengals – currently injured, has yet to play this season

7. Darrius Heyward-Bey – WR – Oakland Raiders – 2 catches, 36 yards, 1 rush attempt, 20 yards, 0 TDs

8. Eugene Monroe – OT – Jacksonville Jaguars – Has played in 3 games.

9. B.J. Raji – DT – Green Bay Packers – 4 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 forced fumbles

10. Michael Crabtree – WR – San Francisco 49ers – Has not played this season.

11. Aaron Maybin – DE – Buffalo Bills – 2 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 forced fumbles

12. Knowshon Moreno – RB – Denver Broncos – 60 attempts, 249 yards, 1 rushing TD, 4 catches, 33 yards, 1 receiving TD

13. Brian Orakpo – DE – Washington Redskins – 13 tackles, 2 sacks, 0 forced fumbles

14. Malcolm Jenkins – DB – New Orleans Saints – 6 tackles, 0 INTs, 2 forced fumbles

15. Brian Cushing – OLB – Houston Texans – 33 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 forced fumbles

16. Larry English – DE – San Diego Chargers – 6 tackles, 1 sacks, 1 forced fumbles

17. Josh Freeman – QB – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Has yet to play, currently 2nd-string QB

18. Robert Ayers – DE – Denver Broncos – 3 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 forced fumbles

19. Jeremy Maclin – WR – Philadelphia Eagles – 6 catches, 45 yards, 0 TDs

20. Brandon Pettigrew – TE – Detroit Lions – 10 catches, 131 yards, 0 TDs

21. Alex Mack – C – Cleveland Browns – Has played in 4 games

22. Percy Harvin – WR – Minnesota Vikings – 14 catches, 167 yards, 2 receiving TDs

23. Michael Oher – OT – Baltimore Ravens – Has played in 4 games

24. Peria Jerry – DT – Atlanta Falcons – 1 tackle *knee injury – out for year

25. Vontae Davis – DB – Miami Dolphins – 4 tackles, 1 INTs, 0 forced fumble

26. Clay Matthews – OLB – Green Bay Packers – 7 tackles, 1 sacks, 0 forced fumble

27. Donald Brown – RB – Indianapolis Colts – 38 carries, 132 yards, 2 rushing TDs, 5 catches, 125 yards, 0 receiving TDs

28. Eric Wood – C – Buffalo Bills – Has played in 4 games

29. Hakeem Nicks – WR – New York Giants – 3 catches, 72 yards, 1 TDs

30. Kenny Britt – WR – Tennessee Tians – 17 catches, 271 yards, 0 TDs

31. Chris Wells – RB – Arizon Cardinals – 16 rushes, 71 yards, 0 TDs

32. Ziggy Hood – DE – Pittsburgh Steelers – 0 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 forced fumbles

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