Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The final and most critical phase of next season’s arms race has descended upon us. Today, New York’s Radio City Music hall will host the 2009 NFL Draft.
As most of you have undoubtedly heard, Matt Stafford has been anointed this year’s number one pick overall, signifying a new beginning for the Detroit Lions franchise, and putting the St. Louis Rams on the clock. The Rams will likely take Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith, assuming that the infamous “plane ticket” purchased for Mark Sanchez is indeed a smoke-screen.
The entire NFL Draft Headquarters’ crew will be on the clock throughout the entire first round, bringing you instantaneous analysis and breaking down the events as they unfold. There promises to be an enormous amount of trade activity, and shocking surprises to go along. We would encourage everyone to engage in our conversation both through the “comment” application on this site, as well as on our Facebook community:
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The day of reckoning has arrived, and we’re happy to have you along for this magic carpet ride.
Tonight, the Florida Gators will go head to head with the Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS National Championship game. Whether you like the college bowl format or not, this one should be a classic. The rich plot includes two Heisman trophy quarterbacks, two tremendously athletic defenses, and a head coach, Bob Stoops, who is looking to dominate a Gator defense that he helped patrol from 1996-1999.
What’s more than the game itself, when the victor has been decided, the long road to the 2009 NFL Draft will have officially begun. The senior class is a solid group of talent, but the notable underclassmen that have recently announced their ambition to join the NFL, has put the 2009 draft class over the top. The likes of Knowshon Moreno, Everette Brown, Chris Wells, and Andre Smith are just the beginning of a quickly growing talent pool.
Over the next 100-plus days, NFL Draft Headquarters will analyze the ongoing stories leading up to draft day, and will provide a unique perspective on these events. Stay tuned, because at around Midnight EST tonight, the journey will begin.