NFL Draft: 2004 Re-Draft

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Nov 4, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) greets New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) after the game at Met Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

After months of hype and analysis, Thursday’s NFL Draft is finally within reach. With fans developing a growing anticipation as to whose name will be called and when this weekend, a certain aura of draft fever has spread throughout the NFL.

But even though the draft is all about looking forward, it’s also a great excuse to look back. In the NFL, some players present themselves as great very early on, but a lot of them don’t, and it may take a few seasons—or teams—for a player’s potential to be fully realized.

That makes it hard to know when exactly a draft class can be evaluated and picked apart. Certainly you want to wait more than a few years (For instance, in 2008, what would a 2005 Re-Draft have made of Aaron Rodgers?). That’s why we’re settling on a nice round number. Ten years later, what would the 2004 draft class look like if teams had a do-over.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals Atlanta Falcons Ben Roethlisberger Cleveland Browns Darnell Dockett DeAngelo Hall Detroit Lions Eli Manning Houston Texans Jacksonville Jaguars Jared Allen Larry Fitzgerald New York Giants NFL Re-Draft Oakland Raiders Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers Sean Taylor Vince Wilfork Washington Redskins Will Smith

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