Vito Stellino's first-round review

April 16, 2000

No. Team Player Pos. College Comment

1. Browns Courtney Brown DE Penn State Building defense around DE rather than LB

2. Redskins LaVar Arrington LB Penn State Made statement by requesting LT's number.

3. Redskins Chris Samuels OT Alabama Fills big hole at left tackle.

4. Bengals Peter Warrick WR Florida State Adds a playmaker to Bengals' passing game.

5. Ravens Jamal Lewis RB Tennessee Expensive, high-risk, high-reward pick.

6. Eagles Corey Simon DT Florida State Needed WR but couldn't pass on Simon.

7. Cardinals Thomas Jones RB Virginia Will give Jake Plummer a running game.

8. Steelers Plaxico Burress WR Michigan State Picked WR first for two straight years.

9. Bears Brian Urlacher LB New Mexico Bears have a rich linebacker tradition.

10. Ravens Travis Taylor WR Florida Good fit for Brian Billick's system.

11. Giants Ron Dayne RB Wisconsin Heisman Trophy winner didn't make top 10.

12. Jets Shaun Ellis DE Tennessee Bill Parcells likes defense.

13. Jets John Abraham LB South Carolina See above.

14. Packers Bubba Franks TE Miami Replacement for troubled Mark Chmura.

15. Broncos Deltha O'Neal DB California Dale Carter's suspension left a hole.

16. 49ers Julian Peterson LB Michigan State Traded down and got the player they wanted.

17. Raiders Sebastian Janikowski K Florida State Classic Al Davis gamble.

18. Jets Chad Pennington QB Marshall Becomes the Jets' QB of the future.

19. Seahawks Shaun Alexander RB Alabama Boost for Mike Holmgren's running game.

20. Lions Stockar McDougle OT Oklahoma Lions need to improve running game.

21. Chiefs Sylvester Morris WR Jackson State A target for Elvis Grbac.

22. Seahawks Chris McIntosh OT Wisconsin A blocker for Alexander.

23. Panthers Rashard Anderson CB Jackson State A big corner to cover big receivers.

24. 49ers Ahmed Plummer CB Ohio State 49ers were desperate for CBs.

25. Vikings Chris Hovan DT Boston College Defense needs an upgrade.

26. Bills Erik Flowers DE Arizona State Bruce Smith's departure left an opening.

27. Jets Anthony Becht TE West Virginia Eric Green's flop left a hole at TE.

28. Colts Rob Morris LB Brigham Young Colts need to improve run defense.,

29. Jaguars R. J. Soward WR Southern Cal Keenan McCardell is slowing down.

30. Titans Keith Bulluck LB Syracuse Strong D becomes stronger.

31. Rams Trung Canidate RB Arizona A reach at the end of the round.

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