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Dr. Z's NFL Draft Preview
Paul Zimmerman
April 24, 1995
The 1995 draft will roll back the clock, back to a simpler time when you picked a guy because you needed him, when the "best available athlete" was someone in the Olympics and a "projection" was something for a screen. The full bite of free agency has been felt, and the harsh reality is that when you draft a player nowadays, you get only four years, five tops, out of him before he's fair game for the corporate raiders. No more projects or best available athletes. "We have to look at what we need, period," says new Seattle Seahawk coach Dennis Erickson.
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April 24, 1995

Dr. Z's Nfl Draft Preview

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7. EAGLES (trade with Bucs)
Mike Mamula, DE, BOSTON COLLEGE
"I looked in his eyes," rookie coach Ray Rhodes says, "and I saw Roberto Duran. He's my type of player."

8. SEAHAWKS
Joey Galloway, WR, OHIO STATE
Ran a 4.19 for the Scouts. Blink and he's gone.

9. JETS
Warren Sapp, DT, MIAMI
"I'll buy you 100 Montecristo cigars if he's still there," says coach Rich Kotite. Make 'em Churchill-sized, Rich.

10. BROWNS (from Falcons)
Kerry Collins, QB, PENN STATE
Assuming Carolina doesn't get him. If it does, will take TE Kyle Brady or DT Ellis Johnson.

11. VIKINGS (from Broncos)
Steve McNair, QB, ALCORN STATE
He'll learn at the feet of Warren Moon.

12. BUCS (trade with Eagles)
Ellis Johnson, DT, FLORIDA
They'll get a sturdy run-stopper, plus more defense, thanks to extra picks from Philly.

13. SAINTS
Tyrone Wheatley, RB, MICHIGAN
A big, punishing back to revive Jim Mora's absentee running game.

14. BILLS
Derrick Alexander, DE-DT, FLORIDA STATE
They'll take Reuben Brown, if he's available, otherwise the best D-lineman on the board.

15. COLTS
Kyle Brady, TE, PENN STATE
He's 6'6", 260 and can motor and block. Guys like this can turn an offense around.

16. CARDINALS
Blake Brockermeyer, T, TEXAS
Talented tackles are always needed, but they would really like one of the top three wideouts.

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