The Dallas Cowboys have the #9 pick in the 2011 Draft. So I was curious to see who had previously been drafted at that spot. Well, I did the research for everyone. Here is a brief history of the #9 pick in the NFL Draft:
2010 C.J. Spiller/RB Clemson
2009 B.J. Raji/DT Boston College
2008 Keith Rivers/OLB USC
2007 Ted Ginn Jr./WR Ohio St.
2006 Ernie Sims/OLB Florida St.
2005 Carlos Rogers/DB Auburn
2004 Reggie Williams/WR Washington
2003 Kevin Williams/DE Oklahoma St.
2002 John Henderson/DT Tennessee
2001 Koren Robinson/WR North Carolina St.
2000 Brian Urlacher/MLB New Mexico
My quick analysis: if you draft defense at #9, you usually come away with a pretty damn good player. Also, I would stay the heck away from a WR.