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Dr. Z's Mock First Round
Paul Zimmerman
April 17, 2000
"I have a feeling you're going to see one of the most active drafts in history," 49ers coach Steve Mariucci says. "People trading up, trading down, last-minute jockeying for position. It's going to be crazy." San Francisco wants additional picks, and it could give up the No. 12 spot to get them. The Chiefs, who need a running back, could do likewise. If the Jets, who have two first-round choices, trade wideout Keyshawn Johnson, they could end up with a quartet of No. I selections, Where would they find the money to pay them all? (Asterisk denotes a projected trade.)
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April 17, 2000

Dr. Z's Mock First Round

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10 RAVENS (from Broncos)*
Jamal Lewis, RB, TENNESSEE
Dazzling 240-pounder with 4.37 speed. The trade gives the Ravens extra picks, and they still get the man they wanted all along.

11 GIANTS
Ron Dayne, RB, WISCONSIN
In-house debate over Dayne and Alabama's Shaun Alexander ends when New York takes the punishing 254-pounder.

12 49ERS
Keith Bulluck, LB, SYRACUSE
Bulluck will get first crack at departed Lee Woodall's strongside spot. Niners feel they can address CB needs later in the draft.

13 BUCS
Travis Taylor, WR, FLORIDA
At 6'1", 200 pounds, fits trend toward big wideouts with speed. Tampa Bay is desperate for a receiver who doesn't drop the ball.

14 PACKERS
Shaun Ellis, DE, TENNESSEE
Neck injury the only question about this 280-pound pass-rush specialist who had 8� sacks and II tackles for a loss last season.

15 RAVENS
Sylvester Morris, WR, JACKSON STATE
Another big wideout, at 6'3", 216, with big-play potential. Averaged a gaudy 20.3 yards a catch last year.

16 JETS
Bubba Franks, TE, MIAMI
When was the last time New York had a productive pass-catching TE? Mickey Shuler in the 1980s? Jerome Barkum in the '70s?

17 RAIDERS
John Abraham, DE-LB, SOUTH CAROLINA
A third-down rusher. Long-range potential gives him the edge over Michigan State LB Julian Peterson, another Oakland favorite.

18 JETS
Stockar McDougle, T, OKLAHOMA
New York's biggest player since famous fat man of the 1960s, Sherman Plunkett. He's a 355-pound power blocker with a mean streak.

19 SEAHAWKS
Bertha O'Neal, CB, CALIFORNIA
Can double as a return man. Top three corners are tightly bunched, but Seattle likes the versatility that O'Neal offers.

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