Top of draft will be shaped by new coaches

The first three picks in the 2005 draft are held by rookie coaches who will be looking to shape the futures of their franchises.

Updated: April 20, 2005, 3:00 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

There is a curious but undeniably triangular symmetry at the top of the 2005 NFL draft.

For the first time in the modern history of the draft, each of the top three teams in the selection order employs a rookie head coach. All three of the first-timers earned their stripes as defensive coordinators. Two of the three are converting full time to the resurgent 3-4 as their base defense, and the other will make extensive use of it.

So, on the defensive side, should we look for the early ...

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