Moving up would cost Giants plenty

Updated: April 12, 2004, 9:11 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
Peyton Manning was the co-MVP of the NFL in 2003 and he had two of the greatest postseason performances in playoff history. Some consider him the best player in the league. That all shines favorably on his little brother, Eli, who is expected to follow in Peyton's footsteps and become the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.

Eli is thought of highly. Though he may not have the sometimes preternatural cerebral powers of his older sibling (who does?), he's more athletic, has better feet and a stronger arm.

One team that believes the Ole Miss product can become a great quarterback like his brother and father, Archie, is the New York Giants. In fact, general manager Ernie Accorsi likes him so much that he's already had conversations with the San Diego Chargers, who own the top pick in April's draft. Accorsi loves franchise quarterbacks and has a good feeling about the youngest Manning. But the cost of moving up in the draft is a steep one.


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