Does 'first' really mean 'best?'
As I browse the fantasy football message boards here on ESPN.com, I occasionally find someone pondering which draft position is the most advantageous. Most of the respondents offer their personal preference based solely on recent draft patterns within their small universe of leagues (or within our free mock drafts, which can be found here).
While it's impossible to give a definitive answer to this question because each draft you participate in will produce different results, here are a ...
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2009 Football Draft Kit
ESPN.com's fantasy experts offer all the information you'll need to succeed in your draft this year.
Draft Kit Home
• Top 200 | Cheat Sheet (PDF)
• Quarterback: Rankings | Preview
• Running back: Rankings | Preview
• Wide receiver: Rankings | Preview
• Tight end: Rankings | Preview
• Team defense: Rankings | Preview
• Kicker: Rankings | Preview
• IDP: Rankings | Primer
• Other formats: PPR | 2-QB | TD-Only
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