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Manning still top mock draft

In PFW's latest mock draft, Eli Manning gets his wish and ends up in New York.

Updated: April 23, 2004, 10:40 PM ET
By Nolan Nawrocki | Pro Football Weekly
As a rule of thumb, PFW has not projected trades up to this point. But with Draft Day tomorrow and it being unlikely that the Chargers will select Eli Manning, PFW is projecting one trade involving the Chargers and Giants.

The Raiders are said to be trying hard to reap the best reward from the No. 2 pick but are asking for a ransom that may not be met, and they seem hesitant to risk losing a shot at WR Roy Williams. At this point, it seems unlikely that Washington or Cleveland has enough ammunition to move up unless the Raiders lower their asking price. If they stay put, it is unlikely they will pass on OT Robert Gallery.

The one consistent in this draft seems to be the Cardinals selecting Larry Fitzgerald. San Diego, if it moves out of No. 1, prefers Philip Rivers to Ben Roethlisberger, which could force the latter's stock to drop drastically, but there is still a chance the Chargers won't pull off a trade in time and thus would take Gallery first overall.

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