Ahead of McNabb are No. 1 Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Carson Palmer.
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It's hard to argue those.
King's next seven picks are interesting: the Rams' Mark Bulger, Seahawks' Matt Hasselbeck, Titans' Vince Young, Chargers' Philip Rivers, Lions' Jon Kitna, Broncos' Jay Cutler and, gulp, Cowboys' Tony Romo, at 11.
Loyal Eagles fans would disagree, with vigor and passion. But McNabb is dealing with more than his injured knee. He's a guy who wants to be the most popular guy in school, but he knows he's not loved, deeply or unconditionally, in Philly. Some fans do adore him; some think he's one of the most overrated players in Eagles history.
You better believe that bothers McNabb.
Until there's contrary evidence, King's rating of 12 sounds just about right.
Another Timonen on the blue line
The Flyers yesterday traded for defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who of course is the brother of Jussi Timonen, who played for the Flyers and Phantoms last season.
Missed old Jussi, did you?
Speaking of brothers, one of the NBA mock drafts has the 76ers picking Marc Gasol at the 30th pick. He's the brother of the talented Pau Gasol, of Memphis. *
- Chuck Bausman
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