Day One Highlights

Nfl Draft 2009

April 26, 2009

MAYBIN NO. 11: : Columnist David Steele writes from the festivities in Largo as the Bills draft former Mount Hebron standout Aaron Maybin (above with parents Violette and Mike) 11th overall. PG 10

TRADE UP, DOWN: : The Jets went from the No. 17 pick all the way to No. 5 to grab their quarterback of the future in Mark Sanchez. They sent their first- and second-round picks, plus three players, to the Browns. Cleveland went from No. 5 to 17 to 19, then finally took its first pick when it traded down again to No. 21.

RUN ON TACKLES: : Three offensive tackles went in the first eight picks - Jason Smith (No. 2 to the Rams), Andre Smith (No. 6 to the Bengals) and Eugene Monroe (No. 8 to the Jaguars).

SPEED DRAFTING: : It was the fastest first round in draft history at 3 hours, 23 minutes, about seven minutes faster than last year's.

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