Breaking down draft-day game plans

Updated: April 13, 2004, 4:30 PM ET
By By Scouts, Inc. | For ESPN Insider
Every NFL team goes into the draft with a to-do list based on their team's needs, their draft position and their willingness to trade up or down. Our scouts have been doing their homework and, with the draft less than two weeks away, present an early look at the most likely scenarios each team will face on draft day.

San Diego Chargers
Day 1 Picks: 1st overall (first round); 35th (second round); 66th (third round).
First-Round Priorities:

  • Trade down to stockpile second- and third-round picks
  • Ole Miss QB Eli Manning
  • Pittsburgh WR Larry Fitzgerald
  • Iowa OT Robert Gallery
    First Round Outlook/Trade Scenarios:
    In any trade scenario with the Giants, WR Ike Hilliard could be in the mix, as we're hearing the Chargers are intrigued by him. If the Chargers moved from pick No. 1 to pick No. 4 for a second-round pick and Hilliard, they could then get Ben Roethlisberger at pick No. 4, Hilliard to fill a void at wide receiver, plus have two second-round picks to use in upgrading their offensive and defensive lines.

    The other rumor with the Giants is that the Chargers are seeking a second-round pick in 2005, as well as one in the upcoming draft.


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