Manning a clear No. 1, but to whom?

Updated: March 9, 2004, 12:34 PM ET
By By Scouts, Inc. | For ESPN Insider
Editor's Note: In advance of their complete NFL draft scouting package, set to be released to Insiders shortly, our partners at Scouts, Inc., offer up their take on the first round.

* = underclassman

1. San Diego Chargers
Eli Manning | QB | Ole Miss

Eli Manning
Manning likely will go No. 1 overall, but it might not be to the Chargers. They have many holes to fill and could trade this pick to the highest bidder. If they can't trade out of this spot, the Chargers will have a difficult decision between Manning, Pittsburgh WR Larry Fitzgerald and Iowa OT Robert Gallery. In our opinion, Miami-Ohio's Ben Roethlisberger is the better overall quarterback prospect, but after the Ryan Leaf disaster, the Chargers likely would take Manning, who is widely considered the safer pick of the two.