2009 NFL Draft Class

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The 2009 draft class was an odd one. While elite athletes tend to dominate not just the first round, but the first half of it, the 2009 draft class saw six of the top selections with a Relative Athletic Score under 5.00. 3rd overall pick Tyson Jackson is out of the NFL. Andre Smith, Robert Ayers, and Hakeem Nicks all had relatively uneventful careers. Linebacker Aaron Curry was the first athlete with a high RAS and he was a massive bust, as was Darrius Heyward-Bey in Oakland.

Round Above 5.00 Below 5.00 Percent above
2009 1 25 6 81%
2009 2 23 8 74%
2009 3 22 11 67%
2009 4 26 6 81%
2009 5 23 10 70%
2009 6 21 10 68%
2009 7 27 12 69%

One of the least athletic classes of all time, the 2009 draft class had five rounds where half or more of the players in it rated below average for RAS. In the first round, there were so few hits that it can hardly be pointed to athleticism alone. Great athletes like DHB failed just as quickly as poor athletes like Tyson Jackson. It wasn’t until the second half of the first round when the elite athletes started flying off the board, and it was there we found the most success with players like Vontae Davis, Clay Matthews, and Eric Wood.

Player Name Pos RAS DYRAS Round Pick Team
Matthew Stafford QB 5.00 6.03 1 1 DET
Jason Smith OT 5.41 6.20 1 2 STL
Tyson Jackson DE 1.18 1.79 1 3 KAN
Aaron Curry LB 9.29 9.24 1 4 SEA
Mark Sanchez QB 5.81 6.42 1 5 NYJ
Andre Smith OT 3.30 4.03 1 6 CIN
Darrius Heyward-Bey WR 9.86 9.86 1 7 OAK
Eugene Monroe OT 4.85 5.67 1 8 JAX
B.J. Raji DT 4.56 4.34 1 9 GNB
Michael Crabtree WR 1 10 SFO
Aaron Maybin DE 5.81 6.45 1 11 BUF
Knowshon Moreno RB 6.45 6.78 1 12 DEN
Brian Orakpo LB 9.40 9.40 1 13 WAS
Malcolm Jenkins FS 7.18 7.72 1 14 NOR
Brian Cushing LB 9.50 9.59 1 15 HOU
Larry English LB 4.24 4.86 1 16 SDG
Josh Freeman QB 6.45 6.84 1 17 TAM
Robert Ayers DE 1.30 1.75 1 18 DEN
Jeremy Maclin WR 5.53 6.56 1 19 PHI
Brandon Pettigrew TE 7.17 7.78 1 20 DET
Alex Mack OC 8.17 8.33 1 21 CLE
Percy Harvin WR 8.21 8.83 1 22 MIN
Michael Oher OT 4.59 5.29 1 23 BAL
Peria Jerry DT 9.02 9.10 1 24 ATL
Vontae Davis CB 9.54 9.61 1 25 MIA
Clay Matthews LB 9.62 9.69 1 26 GNB
Donald Brown RB 8.77 8.79 1 27 IND
Eric Wood OC 8.54 8.51 1 28 BUF
Hakeem Nicks WR 2.66 3.54 1 29 NYG
Kenny Britt WR 6.74 7.37 1 30 TEN
Beanie Wells RB 9.11 9.28 1 31 ARI
Evander Hood DE 9.46 9.47 1 32 PIT
Louis Delmas FS 8.15 8.49 2 33 DET
Patrick Chung SS 7.31 7.35 2 34 NWE
James Laurinaitis LB 4.84 5.47 2 35 STL
Brian Robiskie WR 7.26 7.86 2 36 CLE
Alphonso Smith CB 3.06 4.13 2 37 DEN
Rey Maualuga LB 2.36 2.49 2 38 CIN
Eben Britton OT 6.55 7.37 2 39 JAX
Ron Brace DT 1.75 1.65 2 40 NWE
Darius Butler CB 7.45 7.72 2 41 NWE
Jairus Byrd FS 6.54 6.65 2 42 BUF
Everette Brown DE 4.73 5.32 2 43 CAR
Pat White QB 6.98 7.40 2 44 MIA
Clint Sintim LB 6.12 6.96 2 45 NYG
Connor Barwin DE 9.60 9.58 2 46 HOU
Mike Mitchell 2 47 OAK
Darcel McBath FS 4.84 5.29 2 48 DEN
Max Unger OC 4.58 4.84 2 49 SEA
Mohamed Massaquoi WR 5.13 5.90 2 50 CLE
Andy Levitre OG 4.58 4.91 2 51 BUF
David Veikune LB 5.15 5.72 2 52 CLE
LeSean McCoy RB 6.03 6.22 2 53 PHI
Phil Loadholt OT 2.67 3.19 2 54 MIN
William Moore SS 7.04 7.12 2 55 ATL
Fili Moala DT 5.88 6.15 2 56 IND
Paul Kruger DE 3.87 4.59 2 57 BAL
Sebastian Vollmer OT 9.95 9.98 2 58 NWE
Sherrod Martin CB 8.77 9.07 2 59 CAR
William Beatty OT 8.77 9.05 2 60 NYG
Sean Smith CB 5.58 6.23 2 61 MIA
Sen’Derrick Marks DT 5.79 6.18 2 62 TEN
Cody Brown LB 5.67 6.23 2 63 ARI
Richard Quinn TE 3.17 4.21 2 64 DEN
Shonn Greene RB 4.62 5.05 3 65 NYJ
Bradley Fletcher CB 7.89 8.34 3 66 STL
Alex Magee DE 6.49 6.73 3 67 KAN
Jarron Gilbert DT 7.83 8.29 3 68 CHI
Jason Williams LB 9.95 9.91 3 69 DAL
Michael Johnson DE 9.57 9.67 3 70 CIN
Matt Shaughnessy DE 2.07 2.81 3 71 OAK
Terrance Knighton DT 2.35 2.37 3 72 JAX
Derek Cox CB 3 73 JAX
Glen Coffee RB 5.89 6.41 3 74 SFO
Robert Brewster OT 5.07 5.59 3 75 DAL
DeAndre Levy LB 3 76 DET
Antoine Caldwell OG 3.99 4.47 3 77 HOU
Louis Vasquez OG 9.56 9.61 3 78 SDG
Kraig Urbik OT 3.75 3.92 3 79 PIT
Kevin Barnes CB 8.91 9.19 3 80 WAS
Roy Miller DT 5.22 5.47 3 81 TAM
Derrick Williams WR 2.31 3.33 3 82 DET
Brandon Tate WR 3 83 NWE
Mike Wallace WR 9.24 9.39 3 84 PIT
Ramses Barden WR 4.14 4.91 3 85 NYG
Asher Allen CB 3.58 4.35 3 86 MIN
Patrick Turner WR 7.30 7.88 3 87 MIA
Lardarius Webb CB 7.20 7.64 3 88 BAL
Jared Cook TE 8.97 9.09 3 89 TEN
Chris Owens CB 2.97 3.70 3 90 ATL
Deon Butler WR 4.13 5.33 3 91 SEA
Jerraud Powers CB 5.48 6.30 3 92 IND
Corvey Irvin DT 4.00 4.17 3 93 CAR
Ryan Mouton CB 8.23 8.54 3 94 TEN
Rashad Johnson FS 4.18 5.04 3 95 ARI
Keenan Lewis CB 6.56 7.10 3 96 PIT
Tyrone McKenzie LB 4.07 4.87 3 97 NWE
Chase Coffman TE 3 98 CIN
Juaquin Iglesias WR 3.20 4.34 3 99 CHI
Travis Beckum TE 9.46 9.52 3 100 NYG
Jeremy Jarmon DE 6.92 7.05 3 SUP WAS
Stephen McGee QB 7.13 7.85 4 101 DAL
Donald Washington CB 8.21 8.46 4 102 KAN
Darell Scott DT 7.18 7.44 4 103 STL
Kaluka Maiava LB 3.86 4.65 4 104 CLE
Henry Melton DE 9.05 9.15 4 105 CHI
Jonathan Luigs OC 6.33 6.51 4 106 CIN
Mike Thomas WR 4 107 JAX
Brian Hartline WR 5.89 6.90 4 108 MIA
T.J. Lang OT 9.49 9.64 4 109 GNB
Victor Butler LB 5.60 6.31 4 110 DAL
Mike Goodson RB 7.06 7.38 4 111 CAR
Glover Quin FS 5.12 5.92 4 112 HOU
Vaughn Martin DT 9.93 9.94 4 113 SDG
David Bruton FS 9.69 9.74 4 114 DEN
Sammie Lee Hill DT 5.59 6.00 4 115 DET
Chip Vaughn SS 9.57 9.51 4 116 NOR
Kyle Moore DE 4.20 5.03 4 117 TAM
Stanley Arnoux LB 5.54 6.11 4 118 NOR
D.J. Moore CB 3.31 4.16 4 119 CHI
Brandon Williams DE 4 120 DAL
Shawn Nelson TE 7.85 8.19 4 121 BUF
Anthony Hill TE 4.06 5.24 4 122 HOU
Rich Ohrnberger OG 4 123 NWE
Louis Murphy WR 6.73 7.74 4 124 OAK
Lawrence Sidbury DE 8.79 8.84 4 125 ATL
Slade Norris DE 4 126 OAK
Austin Collie WR 5.24 6.19 4 127 IND
Tony Fiammetta RB 7.24 7.54 4 128 CAR
Andre Brown RB 8.05 8.24 4 129 NYG
Gerald McRath LB 6.86 7.40 4 130 TEN
Greg Toler CB 6.01 6.63 4 131 ARI
Seth Olsen OG 4.46 4.74 4 132 DEN
Tyronne Green OG 3.26 3.60 4 133 SDG
Gartrell Johnson RB 2.22 2.62 4 134 SDG
Troy Kropog OT 4.17 5.00 4 135 TEN
Terrance Taylor DT 1.77 1.88 4 136 IND
Jason Phillips LB 6.33 6.83 5 137 BAL
William Middleton CB 7.62 7.73 5 138 ATL
Colin Brown OT 5.16 5.80 5 139 KAN
Johnny Knox WR 8.64 8.99 5 140 CHI
Kenny McKinley WR 6.70 7.65 5 141 DEN
Kevin Huber P 5 142 CIN
DeAngelo Smith CB 1.39 1.96 5 143 DAL
Jarett Dillard WR 4.47 5.50 5 144 JAX
Quinn Johnson RB 3.54 4.32 5 145 GNB
Scott McKillop LB 6.41 7.02 5 146 SFO
Nic Harris LB 1.26 1.49 5 147 BUF
Brandon Hughes CB 7.18 7.45 5 148 SDG
Davon Drew TE 2.84 4.06 5 149 BAL
Jasper Brinkley LB 7.80 8.29 5 150 MIN
Rhett Bomar QB 7.15 7.82 5 151 NYG
James Casey TE 7.14 7.05 5 152 HOU
Cornelius Ingram TE 5.80 6.75 5 153 PHI
Marcus Freeman LB 7.63 8.11 5 154 CHI
Xavier Fulton OT 9.43 9.60 5 155 TAM
Garrett Reynolds OT 1.07 1.35 5 156 ATL
Victor Harris CB 4.05 4.69 5 157 PHI
Cody Glenn LB 8.46 8.67 5 158 WAS
Fenuki Tupou OT 1.41 1.91 5 159 PHI
Brooks Foster WR 9.69 9.76 5 160 STL
John Nalbone TE 8.73 8.97 5 161 MIA
Jamon Meredith OT 6.36 7.31 5 162 GNB
Duke Robinson OG 5.32 5.67 5 163 CAR
Thomas Morstead P 5 164 NOR
Chris Clemons FS 8.93 8.97 5 165 MIA
Michael Hamlin SS 4.41 4.87 5 166 DAL
Herman Johnson OT 1.31 1.31 5 167 ARI
Joe Burnett CB 5.03 5.70 5 168 PIT
Frank Summers RB 8.08 8.25 5 169 PIT
George Bussey OT 5 170 NWE
Nate Davis QB 0.76 1.06 5 171 SFO
David Buehler K 5 172 DAL
Javon Ringer RB 6.67 7.05 5 173 TEN
Tom Brandstater QB 4.73 5.53 6 174 DEN
Quinten Lawrence WR 9.27 9.38 6 175 KAN
Spencer Adkins LB 8.38 8.42 6 176 ATL
Don Carey CB 5.28 5.92 6 177 CLE
Mike Teel QB 1.32 1.96 6 178 SEA
Morgan Trent CB 8.74 8.99 6 179 CIN
Zach Miller TE 6 180 JAX
Andrew Gardner OT 9.73 9.77 6 181 MIA
Jarius Wynn DE 1.00 1.35 6 182 GNB
Cary Harris CB 1.92 2.73 6 183 BUF
Bear Pascoe TE 0.52 0.73 6 184 SFO
Cedric Peerman RB 8.91 8.90 6 185 BAL
Robert Henson LB 5.20 5.98 6 186 WAS
Brandon Underwood FS 7.28 7.90 6 187 GNB
Brice McCain CB 8.57 8.74 6 188 HOU
Kevin Ellison LB 3.14 3.64 6 189 SDG
Al Afalava SS 9.83 9.65 6 190 CHI
Coye Francies CB 5.82 6.37 6 191 CLE
Aaron Brown RB 7.61 7.98 6 192 DET
Matt Slauson OG 8.79 8.91 6 193 NYJ
Brandon Gibson WR 2.51 3.82 6 194 PHI
James Davis RB 3.17 3.78 6 195 CLE
Keith Null QB 6 196 STL
Stephen Hodge LB 5.86 6.59 6 197 DAL
Stryker Sulak DE 5.27 5.88 6 199 OAK
DeAndre Wright CB 6.50 7.07 6 200 NYG
Curtis Painter QB 3.75 4.66 6 201 IND
Brandon Myers TE 4.73 5.92 6 202 OAK
Jason McCourty CB 9.39 9.35 6 203 TEN
Will Davis DE 6 204 ARI
Ra’Shon Harris DT 3.68 3.97 6 205 PIT
Dominique Edison WR 7.23 8.01 6 206 TEN
Myron Pryor DT 3.67 3.72 6 207 NWE
John Phillips TE 6 208 DAL
Bernard Scott RB 8.19 8.29 6 209 CIN
Vance Walker DT 2.82 3.03 7 210 ATL
Chris Ogbonnaya RB 5.31 5.83 7 211 STL
Javarris Williams RB 5.10 5.79 7 212 KAN
Paul Fanaika OG 2.90 3.09 7 213 PHI
J.D. Folsom LB 7 214 MIA
Fui Vakapuna RB 4.61 4.81 7 215 CIN
Captain Munnerlyn CB 2.87 3.59 7 216 CAR
E.J. Biggers CB 9.17 9.27 7 217 TAM
Brad Jones LB 9.21 9.16 7 218 GNB
Curtis Taylor FS 5.25 5.96 7 219 SFO
Ellis Lankster CB 7 220 BUF
Eddie Williams RB 7 221 WAS
Pat McAfee K 7 222 IND
Troy Nolan FS 1.17 1.69 7 223 HOU
Demetrius Byrd WR 4.31 5.50 7 224 SDG
Blake Schlueter OC 9.78 9.81 7 225 DEN
A.Q. Shipley OC 7.47 7.26 7 226 PIT
Mike Mickens CB 6.32 6.93 7 227 DAL
Lydon Murtha OT 9.98 10.00 7 228 DET
Manuel Johnson WR 7 229 DAL
Moise Fokou LB 3.15 3.73 7 230 PHI
Jamarca Sanford SS 5.09 5.27 7 231 MIN
Julian Edelman WR 9.00 9.27 7 232 NWE
Sammie Stroughter WR 1.15 1.78 7 233 TAM
Darryl Richard DT 0.32 0.47 7 234 NWE
Zack Follett LB 5.50 6.44 7 235 DET
Jaimie Thomas OT 3.80 4.06 7 236 IND
Jake O’Connell TE 9.65 9.57 7 237 KAN
Stoney Woodson CB 3.86 4.66 7 238 NYG
Ryan Durand OG 9.51 9.59 7 239 TEN
LaRod Stephens-Howling RB 7 240 ARI
David Johnson TE 7 241 PIT
Nick Schommer FS 4.84 5.37 7 242 TEN
Marko Mitchell WR 4.38 5.58 7 243 WAS
Ricky Jean-Francois DT 2.01 2.22 7 244 SFO
Courtney Greene SS 4.16 4.29 7 245 SEA
Lance Louis OG 8.35 8.69 7 246 CHI
Nick Reed DE 7.18 7.49 7 247 SEA
Cameron Morrah TE 7.42 7.98 7 248 SEA
Clinton McDonald DT 9.81 9.72 7 249 CIN
Rashad Jennings RB 8.96 9.02 7 250 JAX
Derek Kinder WR 7.05 7.77 7 251 CHI
Freddie Brown WR 6.63 7.44 7 252 CIN
Tiquan Underwood WR 8.74 9.10 7 253 JAX
Trevor Canfield OG 6.67 7.23 7 254 ARI
Dan Gronkowski TE 9.32 9.55 7 255 DET
Ryan Succop K 7 256 KAN

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