Kw-logo-holiday

Top Picks in 2004 NFL Draft

Eli Manning was picked first overall in the 2004 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers.
Eli Manning

Will Eli Manning follow in Peyton's footsteps? Will Philip Rivers make San Diego a winner? Kidzworld looks at the top five picks from the 2004 NFL Draft.

Eli Manning - 1st Pick

The San Diego Chargers selected Eli Manning, from Ole Miss, with the first pick overall. The Chargers then traded the quarterback to the New York Giants, after Manning indicated he's rather work as a waterboy in the Arena Football League than play for San Diego. In his four years with Ole Miss, Eli Manning passed for nearly 10,000 yards and 79 touchdowns. Eli Manning certainly comes from the right gene pool to be a star quarterback in the NFL. His brother, Peyton Manning, the QB for the Indianapolis Colts was the NFL's co-MVP in 2003. Eli's dad, Archie, was the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in the 1970s.

Robert Gallery - 2nd Pick

Robert Gallery was selected second overall by the Oakland Raiders and is one massive dude. At 6'7" and 323 pounds, the offensive tackle would have no problem outlasting Warren Sapp at an all you can eat buffet. Robert Gallery was picked as college football's most outstanding lineman in 2003, while starting every game for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Besides being big, Robert Gallery has great strength and is incredibly mobile for someone his size. Gallery will give the Raiders some much-needed protection for quarterback, Rich Gannon.

Larry Fitzgerald - 3rd Pick

Larry Fitzgerald was selected 3rd overall by the Arizona Cardinals. Fitzergald was named the nation's top college receiver in 2003, after piling up 1672 yards receiving and scoring 22 touchdowns for Pittsburgh. Fitzgerald was also the runner-up for the 2003 Heisman Trophy. In Arizona, Larry Fitzgerald will once again be working for Dennis Green, who is the Cardinal's new head coach. When Dennis Green was coaching the Minnnesota Vikings, Larry Fitzgerald was the team's ballboy.

Philip Rivers - 4th Pick

Philip Rivers was picked fourth overall by the New York Giants, who then quickly sent him to the San Diego Chargers as part of a deal to get Eli Manning. Philip Rivers set Atlantic Coast Conference records in 2003 by throwing for 4,491 yards and 34 touchdowns for North Carolina State. Rivers can expect to spend most of the 2004 season with a clipboard in his hand watching Drew Breese start as the Chargers' quarterback.

Sean Taylor - 5th pick
Sean Taylor was picked fifth overall by the Washington Redskins. The safety from the Miami Hurricanes has both strength and speed and can expect to be a starter on a Washington defense that has less depth than Jessica Simpson. Taylor was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year last season after recording 10 interceptions and 77 tackles.

Related Stories:

  • NFL Quiz
  • Peyton Manning Biography
  • More Of Your Favorite Pro Athletes
  • >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like it!

    latest videos

    F1083009778890

    Which Top NFL Draft Pick Will Be The Best Pro?

    • Eli Manning.
    • Robert Gallery.
    • Larry Fitzgerald.
    • Philip Rivers.

    related stories

    Sports in the forums

    PrincessAmelia
    Lionel Messi!  HE PLAYS SO NICE...[though I was very sad when Argentina lost World Cup by, 1-0. But when I recalled how Argentina won by, 1-7 in Brazil vs Argentina, I was a bit happy...:)]
    reply 1 day
    lnwpen88
    lnwpen88 posted in Dance:
    Breakdance, you can post about all the latest dance style.
    reply 2 days
    ds8kw
    My favorite football team is the Giants!! :angel they are doing sooooo bad this season but i still love them!!!  :angel
    reply 3 days
    blackveilbrides15
    I like cheerleading  friend 
    reply 7 days
    nadialovesyou123
    sort of not really
    reply 7 days

    play online games

    Hour-of-code-tumb

    Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

    Candy-quest-feature

    Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

    Fo...

    Dragon-dash

    Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

    1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

    Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    _thumb_100x100

    Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

    Frostbox_100x100

    Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...