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Harrington, Peppers among first-half standouts

Joey Harrington and Julius Peppers, two of the top three picks in this year's draft, lead Rookie Report's midseason teams.

Updated: November 7, 2002, 5:51 PM ET
By James C. Black | ESPN.com

Detroit's Joey Harrington hasn't had to endure some of the same pressures that have been placed upon Houston's David Carr.

Harrington started the season watching Mike McMahon from the sidelines while Carr was asked from the outset to lead an expansion team. Detroit running back James Stewart and wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim are more legitimate threats than anyone Carr has on his offense. And while neither plays behind a group of perennial Pro Bowl linemen, Harrington hasn't been subjected ...

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