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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Hey everyone. I put my pet peeve on another thread that every year as mock drafts come out there are all sorts of statements basically like, "(insert name here) won't fall out of the top 5!" After I aired this, ...

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Old 02-27-2004, 04:48 PM   #1
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Top 5 players in the draft

Hey everyone. I put my pet peeve on another thread that every year as mock drafts come out there are all sorts of statements basically like, "(insert name here) won't fall out of the top 5!"

After I aired this, Pak was kind enough to throw out his 5 top players so I thought I'd put it in it's own thread and let us hash it out for a few days. I'm not asking who will or won't go in the top 5. I'm asking who should go in the top 5. Who are the top 5 college players in this years' draft?

Here is Pak's comment:
i would have to say
Robert Gallery

Manning

Larry Fitzgerald

Mike Williams

Tommie Harris

not in that order
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Old 02-27-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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well actually bmg, i think that is who will go in the top 5, if u want to know the top 5 players then id have to say
1. sean taylor
2. larry fitzgerald
3. mike williams
4. eli manning
5. tommy harris/robert gallery
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Old 02-27-2004, 06:00 PM   #3
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Top 5 players in the draft

1. Sean Taylor (without question)
2. Larry Fitzgerald
3. Mike Williams
4. Robert Gallery
5. Roy Williams
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Old 02-27-2004, 09:18 PM   #4
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1. Sean Taylor
2. Robert Gallery
3a. Larry Fitzgerald
3b. Mike Williams
4. Eli Manning

Ask any draft expert and they will tell you the same thing. Those are the top five players, without question. The only other two that could be considered are Kellen Winslow & Ben Roth and those two fall just short.

Tommie Harris is good and all, but he may not even be the top DT taken, let lone a top 5 player.
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:02 PM   #5
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I\'ll go ahead and weigh in--hoping that WhoDat and 08 won\'t be far behind.

1. Robert Gallery--best player on the board
2. Roy Williams--my candidate for rookie of the year.
3. Mike Williams--probably going to get an education from pro corners but I\'m looking forward to watching him learn.
4. Tommy Harris--a DT with a sub 4.8 40--a can\'t miss prospect.
5. Eli Manning--probably as close to a sure thing as any QB headed into the draft can be.

Before everyone jumps on me about Sean Taylor--yes, he\'s a great athlete and a great safety. But after all is said, \"safety = luxury\" I\'d take any of these 5 guys over Taylor. Even Ronnie Lott isn\'t as valuable as a great CB, DT, DE, OT, WR, RB or QB. It\'s a value thing and it\'s a little subjective, but I just don\'t see a safety being a top 5 player in this or any draft.

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Old 02-29-2004, 10:31 AM   #6
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I just don\'t see a safety being a top 5 player in this or any draft.
Tell that to the Cowboys. Williams needed time to adjust to the pro level, but his impact on that defense cannot be denied. And Taylor will be better than he is. Or Jacksonville- they thought enough of Donovin Darius to slap him with the franchise tag. He wasn\'t a top 5 selection, but still, to use the franchise tag on a safety?
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Old 02-29-2004, 12:32 PM   #7
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I agree that safety is a luxury position when the player is not someone like Taylor or Roy Williams. Anytime a team has a chance to secure a high-impact starter on defense with a draft pick (any draft pick) they should pull the trigger.

My list:

Gallery
Taylor
Manning
Williams
Fitzgerald

I think that at least one of the WRs will be picked outside the top five picks.
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