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Thursday, April 18, 2002
Page 2's 2002 All-Name Draft

By Darren Rovell
Special to Page 2

With the 2002 NFL draft being held this Saturday and Sunday, you probably think you've pretty much seen all the draft projections. But you haven't seen anything like Page 2's APBC ratings (Adjusted Projections Based on Combine) -- as in, the best combination of letters that make up the best names in the Class of 2002.

Here are our top 20 picks in the draft -- 20 names that are sure to roll off Paul Tagliabue's tongue. And, to paraphrase the sainted Vince Lombardi, "The most interesting name isn't the most important thing, it's the only thing":

The All-Name Draft
Team Player Pos. School
1. Texans Pat Crummey OL Youngstown State
2. Panthers Algie Atkinson LB Kansas
3. Lions Coy Wire S Stanford
4. Bills Tango McCauley G Alabama State
5. Chargers Frisman Jackson WR Western Illinois
6. Cowboys Shannon Money G Arkansas
7. Vikings Chris Cash CB USC
8. Chiefs Nakoa McElrath WR Washington State
9. Jaguars Dimitrius Breedlove WR Evangelo (Mo.)
10. Bengals Akbar Gbaja-Biamila DE San Diego State
11. Colts Paris Gaines FB Fresno State
12. Cardinals Giovanni DeLoatch OL Syracuse
13. Saints Quincy Monk LB North Carolina
14. Titans Monsanto Pope DT Virginia
15. Giants Tony Okanlawon CB Maryland
16. Browns Syniker Taylor S Mississippi
17. Falcons Everick Rawls LB Texas
18. Redskins Lito Sheppard CB Florida (What a shock!)
19. Broncos Benedict Ibisi C Tennessee Tech
20. Seahawks Ma'ake Kemoeatu NT Utah

Darren Rovell, who covers sports business for ESPN.com, can be reached at darren.rovell@espn.com