2004 Mock Draft

After the first few weeks of free agency teams are starting to get out of the market and focus more on next months draft to fill existing holes on their rosters. Several teams have extra selections in the first few rounds and more deals will come. As the upcoming draft approaches saintsinsider and the nflexperts take a look at what the first round might look like.

1 San Diego Eli Manning QB There is almost no decision to be made here.
2 Oakland Ben Rothlisberger QB In the end Davis will take the great young QB he hasn't had in 25 years.
3 Arizona Larry Fitzgerald WR Green knows him well.
4 NY Giants Robert Gallery OT Coughlin needs better play out of the Giants Oline for his sstem to work.
5 Washington Sean Taylor DS Snyder won't pass on the drafts best defensive player.
6 Detroit Steven Jackson RB A perfect fit for the Mariucci offense.
7 Cleveland Kellen Winslow jr. TE Reunites with old college coach.
8 Atlanta Tommie Harris DT Harris may not have the size, but he is a quick penetrating DT.
9 Jacksonville Roy Williams WR Heir apparent to Jimmy Smith.
10 Houston Keneche Udeze DE Brings a fierce pass rush to the Texans.
11 Pittsburgh Phillip Rivers QB The Steelers are in love with Rivers.
12 NY Jets Jonathen Vilma MLB A heady fast LB that replaces Lewis and Jones as the fixture of the Jets D.
13 Buffalo Chris Gamble CB Replace one OSU corner with a newer model.
14 Chicago Mike Williams WR A huge target for Grossman and a young WR to build around.
15 Tampa Bay Shawn Andrews OT A huge right tackle is still needed in Tampa.
16 San Francisco Vince Wilfork DT Maybe the best DT in the draft. Certainly SF's favorite.
17 Cincinnati Randy Starks DT A solid interior lineman for Marvin Lewis.
18 New Orleans DeAngelo Hall CB The Saints need a shut down CB to play opposite Fred Thomas.
19 Minnesota Will Smith DE A great value at #19. Smith is easily the BPA.
20 Miami Reggie Williams WR Miami is looking at David Boston. If they sign him look for them to trade out of this pick.
21 New England Kevin Jones RB A great value here. Possibly the best back in the draft.
22 Dallas Chris Perry RB Perry will help take some pressure off of Carter.
23 Seattle Marquise Hill DE Hill gives the Seahawks a playmaker at base end.
24 Denver Will Poole CB Poole and Baily will be a great tandem for years. Could also look at RB if Perry is still available.
25 Green Bay Dunta Robinson CB The Packers are looking for DB depth.
26 St. Louis Ben Troupe TE An athlete and a playmaker, Martz could use him to exploit opposing LB's.
27 Tennessee Antwan Odom DE Tennessee begins to rebuild its defensive line first.
28 Philadelphia Rashaun Woods WR Woods should finally give McNabb a playmaker at WR
29 Indianapolis Karlos Dansby OLB Dansby, a steal at this point, will replace fellow Tiger Marcus Washington.
30 Kansas City Lee Evans WR At this point the Chiefs will choose the BPA.
31 Carolina DJ Williams OLB Williams will bring more athleticism to an already solid defense.
32 New England Dwan Edwards DT Another big defensive lineman for the Pats D.

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