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Dr. Z's Mock First Round
Paul Zimmerman
April 23, 2001
"This is really a beauty-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder draft," says Seahawks general manager-coach Mike Holmgren. Players who are projected high on one team's board are way down on another's. After you get past Michael Vick, anything can happen. At least half a dozen teams want to trade down, but with cap money running thin, there are few takers. The action, if any, won't come until after the drafting begins. (Asterisk denotes a projected trade.)
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April 23, 2001

Dr. Z's Mock First Round

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"This is really a beauty-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder draft," says Seahawks general manager- coach Mike Holmgren. Players who are projected high on one team's board are way down on another's. After you get past Michael Vick, anything can happen. At least half a dozen teams want to trade down, but with cap money running thin, there are few takers. The action, if any, won't come until after the drafting begins. (Asterisk denotes a projected trade.)

1 CHARGERS
Michael Vick, QB, VIRGINIA TECH He'll be the NFL's best athlete at his position, a title that once went to, well, Doug Flutie, who will be Vick's mentor.

2 CARDINALS
Gerard Warren, DT, FLORIDA A force for a team that desperately needs help up front, but Arizona is one of many clubs that want to trade down.

3 BROWNS
LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, TCU He shot up on the charts when he ran a 4.36 in the 40 at the combine—after weighing in at 221 pounds.

4 BENGALS
Leonard Davis, T, TEXAS I actually saw one scouting report on this 6'6", 370-pound monster that began, "Good size." He's also light on his feet.

5 FALCONS
Justin Smith, DE, MISSOURI David Terrell is a possibility, but serious edge rushers are scarcer than wideouts. Smith has a nonstop motor and great endurance.

6 PATRIOTS
David Terrell, WR. MICHIGAN Speed, size (6'3", 214 pounds), toughness—he has it all. You'd expect Bill Belichick to go for defense, but Terrell is special.

7 SEAHAWKS
(from Cowboys) Damione Lewis, DT, MIAMI Holmgren picked up two DTs in free agency, but he wants more. "I'll never be caught short in defensive linemen again," he says.

8 BEARS
Andre Carter, DE, CAL He's undersized at 249 pounds but a real competitor. Some Chicago scouts are pushing for Wisconsin RB Michael Bennett.

9 BUCS
(from 49ers)* Kenyatta Walker, T, FLORIDA Tampa Bay moves up to get this smooth pass blocker, who will be immediately plugged in at left tackle.

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