'Skins could turn to Harris; Rivers rising
Updated: April 2, 2004, 12:18 PM ETBy By Scouts, Inc. | For ESPN Insider
Editor's Note: Each week Scouts, Inc., takes a fresh look at projecting the draft's first two rounds. This week's update reflects the rising status of QB Philip Rivers and a potential change-up by the Washington Redskins at No. 5.
* = underclassman
Manning likely will go No. 1 overall, but it may not be to the Chargers. The Chargers will first look to shop this pick to the highest bidder in an attempt to secure extra picks and better address their many needs. If they can't trade out of this pick, they will have a difficult decision between Manning, Pittsburgh WR Larry Fitzgerald and Iowa OT Robert Gallery. In our opinion, Miami-Ohio's Ben Roethlisberger is the better overall quarterback prospect, but after the Ryan Leaf disaster, the Chargers would likely take Manning, who is widely considered the safer of the two. Trading David Boston makes the decision even tougher.