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Paul Zimmerman
April 23, 1990
Never has there been so much talk about doing the sort of trading down that Bill Walsh did so well in the 1986 draft. The Chargers are considering dealing their No. 5 pick for a package of draft choices, and the Bears are interested in trading down from No. 6. So are the Chiefs (No. 13), the Bills (No. 16) and at least three other teams. "The real depth is in the second round," says Kansas City general manager Carl Peterson. "It makes sense to give up your first pick if you can get a bunch of seconds."
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April 23, 1990

Dr. Z's Draft Preview

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19. PACKERS, Lamar Lathon, LB, HOUSTON
Answered knee rehab question with a 4.51 at workouts.

20. FALCONS (from Redskins), Ron Cox, LB, FRESNO STATE
Brilliant pass rusher gives Falcons another first-round LB.

21. COWBOYS (from Vikings), Harold Green, RB, SOUTH CAROLINA
Slashing runner and fine receiver to fortify ball-control offense.

22. EAGLES, Ben Smith, CB, GEORGIA
Eagles gave up too many long TDs in '89. Smith can also play free safety.

23. RAMS, Bern Brostek, c, WASHINGTON
Big, tough and mean. Ram offensive line is showing its mileage.

24. GIANTS, Eric Green, TE, LIBERTY
Mark Bavaro is coming off knee surgery, and Zeke Mowatt went Plan B.

25. 49ERS, Peter Tom Willis, QB, FLORIDA STATE
If Steve Young is traded; if not, they'll take West Virginia WR Reggie Rembert.

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