Class of 2009 not living up to promise

Few players from the '09 draft have stayed put, and more are expected to move

Originally Published: May 25, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Michael Crabtree's Achilles tendon tear couldn't have come at a worse time for the San Francisco 49ers. It also comes at a bad time for the draft class of 2009.

Slowly but surely, the players in the class of 2009 are vanishing from the teams that drafted them. With the one-year contract the New York Giants gave former third-round wide receiver Ramses Barden, only 60 members of the 2009 class are still with their original teams. That number could drop significantly next year because 33 of ...

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