Mark Maske's Updated Mock Draft Web Posted: Friday, April 23, 2004; 12:03 p.m. EDT
Our last online update.
-- Mark Maske
1. Giants (from fourth via trade with Chargers)
Eli Manning, QB, Mississippi (1) -- Chargers Coach Marty Schottenheimer said Thursday the most likely outcome was that San Diego would keep the pick and take Manning, but he didn't rule out a trade. It makes too much sense not to happen, doesn't it?
2. Browns (from seventh via trade with Raiders)
Robert Gallery, T, Iowa (2) -- Cleveland desperately wants Gallery. If the Raiders don't trade down, their options include Gallery, Ben Roethlisberger, Roy Williams and Larry Fitzgerald.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Pittsburgh (3) -- The one sure thing in the draft, people around the league insist, is that Cardinals Coach Dennis Green will select his former Vikings ballboy if Fitzgerald is available.
4. Jaguars (from ninth via trade with Chargers)
Roy Williams, WR, Texas (4) -- Jaguars had been poised to choose between Mike Williams and Kenechi Udeze at ninth. Now Williams is ineligible for the draft and Udeze's health is in question, so Jacksonville trades up for a big-time receiver.
Kellen Winslow Jr., TE, Miami (6) -- All the trades fall through and the Redskins stay put and make a tough choice between Winslow and Sean Taylor.
Sean Taylor, S, Miami (5) -- Lions, if they stay put, take whichever is left, Winslow or Taylor.
7. Raiders (from second via trade with Browns)
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Miami (Ohio) (7) -- Oakland gets picks for the move down and gets the type of quarterback that owner Al Davis loves -- big and strong-armed -- for the down-field passing game.
Tommie Harris, DT, Oklahoma (8) -- Harris or Vince Wilfork?
9. Chargers (from first via trades with Giants, Jaguars)
Philip Rivers, QB, N.C. State (9) -- Chargers stockpile picks with double trade-down and get the quarterback they perhaps liked best all along while being able to blame the Mannings for the whole mess. Was Schottenheimer bluffing when he said Thursday that Rivers is no Eli Manning?
DeAngelo Hall, CB, Virginia Tech (10) -- Houston could take Udeze but goes for best cornerback available.
Kenechi Udeze, DE, USC (13) -- Steelers want one of the top three quarterbacks, but they're gone. Udeze's camp is telling teams that his shoulder injury from last season has healed; he shouldn't plummet too far because he is, after all, the draft's best pass rusher.
Jonathan Vilma, LB, Miami (12) -- Maybe a bit of a reach, but he's a tackling machine.
Dunta Robinson, CB, South Carolina (11) -- Draft's second-best cornerback.
Vince Wilfork, DT, Miami (14) -- Should be a force if he keeps his weight under control.
15. Eagles (from 28th via trade with Buccaneers)
Steven Jackson, RB, Oregon State (15) -- Bucs trump 49ers and make Eagles trade up to here if they want Jackson.
Reggie Williams, WR, Washington (16) -- If San Francisco stays put, the best wide receiver left on the board seems like the logical choice.
Kevin Jones, RB, Virginia Tech (17) -- Denver gets a replacement for Clinton Portis.
Will Smith, DE, Ohio State (18) -- Draft's second-best pass rusher.
Chris Gamble, CB, Ohio State (19) -- Back-to-back Buckeyes come off the board.
Shawn Andrews, T, Arkansas (22) -- If three-way trade with Redskins and Patriots doesn't materialize, Miami addresses its offensive-line need.
D.J. Williams, LB, Miami (21) -- Athletic linebacker who fits right into the defensive scheme of Bill Belichick and Romeo Crennel.
Vernon Carey, G/T, Miami (32) -- With Jackson and Jones gone, Cowboys bypass one need at tailback to address an even more glaring one along the offensive line; sixth Hurricane to go in first round could start at tackle or replace guard Larry Allen if he's traded.
Darnell Dockett, DT, Florida State (27) -- Good interior pass-rusher.
Justin Smiley, G, Alabama (24) -- Some teams have him rated as second-best offensive lineman available, after Gallery.
Ben Troupe, TE, Florida (25) -- Pick could be J.P. Losman if the Tim Couch trade doesn't get done.
J.P. Losman, QB, Tulane (26) -- Goodbye, Kurt Warner.
Antwan Odom, DE, Alabama (20) --Tennessee begins to repair defensive line ravaged by free agency.
28. Buccaneers (from 15th via trade with Eagles)
Marcus Tubbs, DT, Texas (28) -- Bucs move down and get replacement for Warren Sapp.
Randy Starks, DT, Maryland (29) -- Late-round run on defensive tackles; either Starks or Igor Olshanky of Oregon slips to second round.
Marquise Hill, DE, LSU (30) -- There's no justification for the Chiefs to take a receiver, but some think they will.
Michael Clayton, WR, LSU (31) -- Wide receiver is the glamour position of this year's first round.
Lee Evans, WR, Wisconsin (-)-If this pick is a cornerback, watch out, Ty Law.
* Draft slot of player in Thursday's first-round projection.
Dropped Out: Igor Olshansky, DT, Oregon (23).
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