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San Francisco Giants

Ellison’s Error Might Cost the Giants More Than They Think

by Dominic Lombardi

Jason Ellison’s crucial error in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the LA Dodgers a win in their home opener might be bigger than it seems.

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2005 NFL Draft Preview (Picks 6-10)

NFL Draft Preview (picks 6-10)
by Dominic Lombardi

6th-Tennessee Titans: Antrel Rolle, CB, Miami (FL)

I’m looking at the Titans offense and I see no holes. Running back Chris Brown is young and talented, wideout Drew Bennet is coming into his own as either Steve McNair or Billy Volek chuck it up to him. I chose Miami corner Antrel Rolle as Tennessee’s first round pick because in addition to Tank Williams, Andre Dyson and his brother Samari, who was plagued with injuries in ’04. If Samari isn’t ready for the start of 2005, there may be a sibling rivalry if Antrel shows promise while filling his place.

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NFL General

2005 NFL Draft Preview (Picks 1-5)

NFL Draft Preview

by Dominic Lombardi

1st-San Francisco 49ers: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Cal

There are many who will say that John York should continue his complete facelift of his awful 2-14 49er team by picking USC QB Matt Leinart with the first pick in the April draft, but that would drive the Niners deeper into salary cap hell. Such a talented QB like Leinart would cost an arm and a leg. But who is the poor-mans Leinart? It is Cal QB Aaron Rodgers. His stats are right there with Leinart, but he was not covered as well nationally as Leinart was because Cal went to the Holiday Bowl, while USC went to the Orange Bowl. Bottom line: Rodgers will be as good as Leinart in the NFL, but will cost less which is very attractive to the 49ers.