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Raiders don't want to risk losing Williams

Updated: April 20, 2004, 4:35 PM ET
By By Scouts, Inc. | For ESPN Insider
Editor's Note: Each week Scouts, Inc., takes a fresh look at projecting all seven rounds of the draft.

* = underclassman

First Round

1. San Diego Chargers

Eli Manning
Manning
Eli Manning | QB | Ole Miss
From what we have heard most recently, interest in the Chargers' top overall pick has died down considerably. For starters, with three legitimate top-15 quarterback prospects in this class, teams simply aren't willing to give up a lot in order to get Manning when they can simply keep their picks and draft a similar talent (such as Ben Roethlisberger or Philip Rivers). Furthermore, from what we've been told by teams that were originally interested, the Chargers' asking price has been entirely too high. With all that said, it's starting to become apparent that the Chargers will use this pick to draft their franchise quarterback in Manning.

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