I’m notcing that a lot is being made of the 2004 NFL Draft. After all, the last two quarterbacks to win the Super Bowl were drafted in the first round of 2004. Eli Manning made the most news that year by saying that he did not want to play for the San Diego Chargers, who then had the top selection. But not long after he was traded to the New York Giants, another trade went down that saw the Browns add their second-round selection to their first-rounder in order to move up one slot to grab tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr. out of Miami.
Five selections later, the Pittsburgh Steelers took Ohio native Ben Roethlisberger. Five years later, Roethlisberger has two Super Bowl rings and Winslow has entering his second coaching regime.