Last Year’s First Round Made a Big Impact
From Stafford to Harvin, plenty made contributions. USA TODAY's Skip Wood takes a look at how the 2009 first-round picks fared:
1. Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford, QB
Started 10 games, had 13 touchdowns and 20 interceptions; missed time with a knee injury.
2. St. Louis Rams, Jason Smith, OT
Started five games and missed the final month of the season with a concussion.
3. Kansas City Chiefs, Tyson Jackson, DE
Played in every game and had 38 tackles without a sack.
4. Seattle Seahawks, Aaron Curry, OLB
Played in 14 games and had 61 tackles with two sacks.
5. New York Jets, Mark Sanchez, QB
Started 15 games, had 12 touchdowns and 20 interceptions; won two road playoff games.
6. Cincinnati Bengals, Andre Smith, OT
Didn't sign until Aug. 30 and played in six games.
7. Oakland Raiders, Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR
Caught nine passes for 124 yards and a touchdown.
8. Jacksonville Jaguars, Eugene Monroe, OT
Started 13 games at left tackle.
9. Green Bay Packers, B.J. Raji, DT
Played in 14 games, had 25 tackles and a sack.
10. San Francisco 49ers, Michael Crabtree, WR
Missed the first five games after holding out; had 48 catches for 625 yards and two touchdowns.
11. Buffalo Bills, Aaron Maybin, DE
Played in every game and had 18 tackles.
12. Denver Broncos, Knowshon Moreno, RB
The team's leading rusher with 947 yards and seven TDs on 247 attempts.
13. Washington Redskins, Brian Orakpo, DE
Made the Pro Bowl by starting every game and had 50 tackles with 11 sacks.
14. New Orleans Saints, Malcolm Jenkins, CB
Played in 14 games and had 55 tackles and one interception.
15. Houston Texans, Brian Cushing, OLB
Had 133 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions while starting every game.
16. San Diego Chargers, Larry English, DE
Played in every game and had 36 tackles and two sacks.
17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Josh Freeman, QB
Started nine games and had 10 touchdowns with 18 interceptions.
18. Denver Broncos, Robert Ayers, LB
Played in 15 games and had 19 tackles
19. Philadelphia Eagles, Jeremy Maclin, WR
Played in 15 games and had 53 catches for 773 yards and four touchdowns.
20. Detroit Lions, Brandon Pettigrew, TE
Had 30 catches for 346 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games.
21. Cleveland Browns, Alex Mack, C
Started every game.
22. Minnesota Vikings, Percy Harvin, WR
Gained a team-record 2,081 all-purpose yards. Had 60 catches for 790 yards and 15 carries for 135 yards.
23. Baltimore Ravens, Michael Oher, OT
Started every game; played RT and LT.
24. Atlanta Falcons, Peria Jerry, DT
Started two games before season-ending knee surgery.
25. Miami Dolphins, Vontae Davis, CB
Started nine games and had four interceptions.
26. Green Bay Packers, Clay Matthews, OLB
Had 51 tackles and 10 sacks in 16 games.
27. Indianapolis Colts, Donald Brown, RB
Played in 11 games and had 78 carries.
28. Buffalo Bills, Eric Wood, OL
Started 10 games at right guard before breaking his leg.
29. New York Giants, Hakeem Nicks, WR
Caught 47 passes in 14 games.
30. Tennessee Titans, Kenny Britt, WR
Had 42 catches for a team-high 16.7-yard average in 16 games.
31. Arizona Cardinals, Chris Wells, RB
Had 176 carries for 793 yards and seven TDs.
32. Pittsburgh Steelers, Evander Hood, DT
Played in every game and had eight tackles.