SI Vault
 
Dr. Z: Offense Is In
Paul Zimmerman
April 25, 1988
It's an offense draft. Nobody can recall a better or deeper selection of wide receivers. At least six of them will go in the first round, including Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown of Notre Dame.
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
April 25, 1988

Dr. Z: Offense Is In

View CoverRead All Articles View This Issue
1 2 3 4 5 6

5. CINCINNATI, Rickey Dixon, CB, OKLAHOMA
Bengals figure they can pick up WRs and RBs in later rounds.

6. L.A. RAIDERS, Tim Brown, WR, NOTRE DAME
Would have liked Dixon or Blades, but, surprise, look who's still available.

7. L.A. RAMS, Craig Heyward, RB, PITTSBURGH
(projected trade with Green Bay)
Coach John Robinson's weight-control program will be 25 carries a game.

8. N.Y. JETS, Paul Gruber, T, WISCONSIN
1987 Jets gave up 66 sacks. Gruber the best offensive lineman around.

9. HOUSTON (from L.A. Rams), Gaston Green, RB, UCLA
Or the Oilers could trade down for a second-round LB.

10. MINNESOTA, Dave Cadigan, T, USC
(projected trade with N.Y. Giants)
He'll move to guard, Vikes' weak spot. Giants get their man lower down.

11. DALLAS, Michael Irvin, WR, MIAMI
Many holes to fill, but a big-play receiver is a must.

12. PHOENIX, Brad Muster, RB, STANFORD
Can play halfback, fullback or the up-back in two-tight-end set.

13. PHILADELPHIA, Keith Jackson, TE, OKLAHOMA
Buddy Ryan's instincts say DB, but Jackson is too good to pass up.

14. GREEN BAY, Anthony Miller, WR, TENNESSEE
(projected trade with L.A. Rams)
Pack wants defense but can't land its top three hopes.

Continue Story
1 2 3 4 5 6