Six Trojans projected to go in first round

In 1981, the 49ers drafted defensive back Ronnie Lott in the first round. In 2006, Mel Kiper Jr. thinks San Francisco has a player in mind with its first-round pick who will draw comparisons to Lott.

Originally Published: January 31, 2006
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider
Following the week of Senior Bowl practices, there have been some changes to my first-round projection for the 2006 NFL draft. There are 14 underclassmen in this week's projected first round, three fewer than last week.

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Mel Kiper Jr.

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