NFL Draft: 2009 Mock Draft
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Posted Jan 16, 2009
Chris Steuber

Now that the January 15th deadline for underclassmen to declare has passed and with the NFL down to its final four,'s NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber updates his first round projections and has the Detroit Lions selecting a quarterback with the top pick.

Now that the underclassmen have officially declared for the draft, and the NFL down to its final four teams, there’s a directive as far as how the April spectacle may unfold. The infusion of young talent in this year’s draft is obvious as I project 17 seniors and 15 underclassmen being selected in the first round.

With that said, the intrigue builds as to whom the Detroit Lions will select with the first pick in the 2009 draft. The Lions are on the clock…

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* denotes underclassmen

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A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999. Steuber’s features are published across the network and on If you wish to contact Chris Steuber, email him at:

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