Top of 2005 draft remains unsettled

While Alex Smith seems to have emerged as the No. 1 prospect, this year's draft is still extremely unsettled at the top.

Updated: April 21, 2005, 12:41 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

On the eve of the 1991 draft, a fax from the representatives of Raghib "Rocket" Ismail arrived at the Dallas Cowboys' headquarters, even as high-ranking franchise officials were concluding their final late-night strategy session before the lottery.

The lengthy missive detailed the contract offer the Notre Dame star had received from the Toronto Argonauts, provided Cowboys owner Jerry Jones the chance to match it and strongly suggested that if he didn't, the fleet wide receiver was headed ...

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