Namath vs. Manning in NFC South?

April, 20, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

The folks over at Page 2 came up with a fascinating idea, taking this year's draft order and making every prospect ever to come out of college eligible. You can take a look at the whole draft here.

Obviously, it's just for fun but I do think John Elway, even at his current age, probably could help the Detroit Lions. Anyway, the picks were based solely upon scouting reports on players when they were coming out of college. What they ended up doing in the NFL was not factored in.

The picks were made by our Page 2 staff and I was asked to comment on each of the NFC South's picks as if I were projecting how that player would fit in with this year's teams.

In short, the NFC South picks are:

No. 14: Saints Charles Woodson, defensive back, Michigan

No. 19: Buccaneers Peyton Manning, quarterback, Tennessee

No. 24: Falcons Ed "Too Tall'' Jones, defensive end, Tennessee State

No. 59: Panthers Joe Namath, quarterback, Alabama

Don't know about you, but I'm a little anxious to see that Namath/Manning matchup. Think it could be a little more exciting than Luke McCown and Jake Delhomme?

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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