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The Big 3

Shaun Alexander
Larry Johnson
LaDainian Tomlinson

Who's No.1?
SI Makes the Case for Each


Picks For a FastStart
page F8

Camp News: MoreLooks for Tony Gonzalez
page F10

Peter King's Tipsfor the Later Rounds
page F12



PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONPhotographs by Peter Read Miller (Alexander); David Bergman (Johnson); Simon Bruty (Tomlinson); Brian Bahr/Getty Images (Background)