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Matt Ryan to Dolphins is a distinct possibility

Boston College's Matt Ryan reminds me of the three quarterbacks who were taken at the top of the first round in the 2004 NFL draft -- Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger. In four years, Manning and Roethlisberger already have won Super Bowls, and Rivers has reached the AFC Championship game. Ryan -- up to No. 3 on my Top 25 Big Board -- has a grade similar to that of Manning, Rivers and Roethlisberger when they were drafted. That's just one reason why you hear Ryan's name associated with the Miami Dolphins, who own the No. 1 pick.

If Ryan doesn't go to Miami, look for Atlanta, Kansas City and perhaps Baltimore to try and land the top quarterback in this year's class. The way the draft order is now, I don't see Ryan falling past the Falcons unless a team is willing to trade up.