We pointed out the other night that plenty of fifth-round picks from the 2009 draft already have been cut by the teams that drafted them.
The second round of the 2009 draft wasn’t a memorable one, either.
Already, four of the 32 second-round picks have departed the teams that drafted them. Cornerback Alphonso Smith, the 37th overall pick, has been traded from Denver to Detroit. The Dolphins have cut quarterback Pat White, the 44th overall pick. And the Cardinals have parted ways with defensive end Cody Brown, the 63rd overall selection.
Most recently, the Browns cut the cord on second-round linebacker David Veikune, the 52nd overall pick in the 2009 draft.
Per Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns cut Veikune to create a spot for cornerback Derrick Roberson. Before the swap, the Browns had 12 linebackers and only three cornerbacks.