Cardinals' gain is Leinart's loss
By adding the QB of their future and a veteran WR, the Broncos were big winners on Day 1 of the draft.
NEW YORK -- The 2006 NFL draft moved to Radio City Music Hall, but the event was a soap opera.
Musicals are normally funny and whimsical. This draft wasn't. The Texans used business techniques in drafting and signing defensive end Mario Williams over Reggie Bush before the draft even started. Texans fans weren't happy not getting Bush or Vince Young. Bush wasn't happy losing more than $6 million of guarantees.
Titans general manager Floyd Reese had to keep his coaches happy while drafting ...
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2006 draft coverage
From inside analysis from Scouts Inc. to reports from Len Pasquarelli, John Clayton and Michael Smith, ESPN.com had the draft covered.
• Clayton: Winners and losers
• Pasquarelli: D dominates
• Smith: Thoughts on Round 1
• Inside analysis: 1st | 2nd | 3rd
• Pasquarelli: Character matters
• Green: Money sways Texans
• Clayton: OTs popular on Day 1
• Wojciechowski: Texans did what?
• Scouts: Draft Q&A
• SportsNation: Vote | Grades
• Photo gallery: First-round picks
• Complete 2006 draft coverage
• Pasquarelli: 2006 draft wrap
• Smith: Vick says he's matured
• Inside analysis: 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th
• Clayton: Skier Bloom drafted
• McShay: Players who slipped
• Clayton: Vets sent packing