20 CHIEFS Tamba
Hali, DE, Penn State It seems as if K.C. has needed DBs since Deron Cherry and
Albert Lewis left, but new coach Herman Edwards loves Hali's explosiveness and
Brodrick Bunkley, DT, Florida State Some predict New England will take a
linebacker, but in six years, Scott Pioli never has chosen one higher than the
fifth round. He has picked three D-linemen in the first round, and this
explosive one-gapper will make it four.
Johnathan Joseph, CB, South Carolina "We have to face the Cardinals' Anquan
Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald twice," coach Mike Nolan says--reason enough to
trade for an extra first-rounder so they could select a corner.
Nick Mangold, C, Ohio State Sure, there are still intriguing LBs and DBs on the
board, but what's wrong with giving Cadillac Williams another drive
24 BENGALS Donte
Whitner, SS, Ohio State They play in a run-oriented division, so they could go
with a bigger guy, but the 205-pound Whitner will stick his nose in there, plus
he has unlimited athletic ability.
25 GIANTS Tye
Hill, CB, Clemson Yes, he's little (5'9", 186), but oh, my, the speed! Try
4.30, which made him the fastest man at the combine. The Giants, whose corner
mix is always in flux, never have had a flier like this.
26 BEARS Marcedes
Lewis, TE, UCLA What, only one tight end picked in the top 25? Quick, get the
next best one on the board, which would be this 6'6 1/2" 261-pounder.
Chicago hasn't had a TE-oriented offense since Mike Ditka was a star, but Lewis
could change that.
LenDale White, RB, USC Ideally, they want to run the ball so much that they
need two guys to do the work. A pounder, White fits their style perfectly. He
has been acting a little goofy this off-season, but there's never been anything
wrong with the way he plays.
28 JAGUARS Chad
Greenway, LB, Iowa Scouts say he's "fundamentally sound," which is like
saying someone has good table manners. If Greenway is gone, they could go to a
tight end ( Georgia's Leonard Pope) or a corner.
29 JETS Manny
Lawson, DE-LB, North Carolina The offensive coaches are drooling over the
chance to get 6'7 1/2", 336-pound tackle Marcus McNeill, but New York never
expected the athletically gifted Lawson to slip this far.