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2009 NFL Draft

2009 NFL Draft
DateApril 25 � 26, 2009
Time4:00 p.m. EDT April 25 (rds. 1 � 2)
10:00 a.m. EDT April 26 (rds. 3 � 7)
LocationRadio City Music Hall
New York City, New York
NetworkESPN and NFL Network
FirstMatthew Stafford, QB
Detroit Lions
Mr IrrelevantRyan Succop, K
Kansas City Chiefs
FewestNew York Jets (3)
MostDallas Cowboys (12)
New England Patriots

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The 2009 NFL Draft was the seventy-fourth annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players. The draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 25 and 26, 2009. The draft consisted of two rounds on the first day starting at 4:00 p.m. EDT, and five rounds on the second day starting at 10:00 a.m. EDT. To compensate for the time change from the previous year and in an effort to help shorten the draft, teams were no longer on the clock for 15 minutes in the first round and 10 minutes in the second round. Each team now had 10 minutes to make their selection in the first round and seven minutes in the second round. Rounds three through seven were shortened to five minutes per team. This was the first year that the NFL used this format and it was again changed the following year for the 2010 NFL Draft. The 2009 NFL Draft was televised by both NFL Network and ESPN and was the first to have cheerleaders. The Detroit Lions, who became the first team in NFL history to finish a season at 0 � 16, used the first selection in the draft to select University of Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford.

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