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  1. San Diego is good fit for Manti Te'o

    Bill Williamson

    Had the NFL draft been held the day after Manti Te'o and Notre Dame were handled in the national championship game by Alabama, the inside linebacker would have been considered a steal if he was a top-10 pick. After all, this is a player who was co...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  2. Reggie McKenzie finally able to do his job

    Bill Williamson

    Reggie McKenzie is finally on the clock. Welcome to the world of NFL decision-making, sir. No man in the NFL has been more handcuffed in recent league history than McKenzie has been the past the 15 months. McKenzie, a career lifer in the fro...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  3. Kiper offers his choices for top of draft

    Bill Williamson

    It's a big draft day at ESPN.com. Along with Todd McShay's latest mock draft , Mel Kiper offers his newest big board . There is a new name atop the board. Kiper has Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd at No. 1. Floyd is a great athlete who has ...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  4. Mel Kiper revisits the 2011 draft

    Bill Williamson

    In an Insider piece, Mel Kiper regraded the 2011 draft class for every team. Let's take a look: Denver Draft day grade: B New grade: B My take: The Broncos had a good class. Von Miller is a star and tackle Orlando Franklin and safety Quin...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  5. Sound-off responses

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson San Diego fans love Philip Rivers. Our sound-off question this week was: Is there any way a Charger fan could not be pleased with the team's 2004 draft-day trade that sent Eli Manning to the New York Giants ...

    Blog | November 12, 2009
  6. Wrap Up: Chargers 21, Giants 20

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson Eli Manning may have his Super Bowl ring but Sunday more proof was presented that the San Diego Chargers got the better of the 2004 draft-day trade with the Giants. Philip Rivers is simply a better player th...

    Blog | November 08, 2009
  7. Rivers preparing for first duel with Manning

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson For the first time in their NFL careers, Philip Rivers and Eli Manning will face each other Sunday in New York. The two quarterbacks were the centerpieces of a draft-day trade in 2004 in which Rivers ended u...

    Blog | November 04, 2009
  8. Double Coverage: Eli Manning vs. Philip Rivers

    Bill Williamson

    US Presswire Eli Manning and Philip Rivers were the centerpieces of a 2004 draft-day trade. Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson and Matt Mosley Our Double Coverage went the way of audio again th...

    Blog | June 24, 2009
  9. Maclin improves draft stock

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson The Michael Crabtree-Jeremy Maclin debate will burn until draft day, particularly in Oakland. Maclin did his part to keep the debate hot by performing well at Missouri's pro day. He ran a very strong 4.43 ...

    Blog | March 21, 2009
  10. Now more than ever, draft is vital to Chiefs' future

    Bill Williamson

    If the Chiefs can come up big on draft day, they'll be able to lessen the blow of franchise DE Jared Allen's departure, writes Bill Williamson.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2008
  11. On draft day, teams learn to expect the unexpected

    Bill Williamson

    In addition to intense preparation, the key to a successful draft is the ability to take advantage of unexpected twists, says former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2008
  12. For Sharpe, the waiting was the hardest part

    Bill Williamson

    Eighteen years after the fact, Shannon Sharpe still embraces his draft sleeper status and remains proud that he overcame long odds to become an elite tight end, writes Bill Williamson.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2008
  13. Preparing for Day 3

    Bill Williamson

    Random San Francisco 49ers notes as we prepare for Day 3 of the NFL draft: Running back/return man LaMichael James is working out on his own and is open to a trade, but 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is sticking to his approach -- the 49ers l...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  14. Lets chat early about the 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    We are chatting a day early this week as we prepare for the draft, which begins Thursday. We will chat about the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday from 12-12:30 p.m. PT. I look forward to it....

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  15. What would a big trade up for a WR mean?

    Bill Williamson

    With the NFL draft just days away, speculation remains heavy that the San Francisco 49ers are considered a prime candidate to move up in the draft. Much of the speculation is that the 49ers are considering a move up from No. 30 overall for a recei...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  16. 49ers' draft primer

    Bill Williamson

    With the NFL draft two days away, let's look at some questions surrounding the San Francisco 49ers: Will it be easy to trade up? Reports indicate the 49ers are expected to be one of the most aggressive teams attempting to move up. The 49ers have t...

    Blog | May 06, 2014