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April 27, 2003

Why It's So Hard To Pick A QUARTERBACK

Is Carson Palmer the One? BY PETER KING

Cover Art: Carson Palmer

Caption: ACCURACY Excellent passer both in the pocket and on the run -- ARM STRENGTGH Good enough; has shown he can make all the throws -- MOBILITY Average, but knows how to elude the pass rush -- SMARTS Bright, but struggled at times learning systems -- FIELD VISION Poor until last, when he improved dramatically -- HEART Must handle the pressure of being the top pick -- DURABILITY Survived and thrived playing as a marked man in 2002

Credit: Color Photo: Photograph by Gary Bogdon (Palmer)

Additional Images[s]: Color Photo: Inset: Al Goldis/AP (Rogers); Color Photo: Inset: Al Tielemans (Johnson)

Additional Text: PLAYOFF SHOOTOUTS NBA: Behold the One-Man Show
NHL: Dallas Goes Duck Hunting
DR. Z's PICKS p.34
FIRST ROUND
#1 BENGALS: Carson Palmer, QB Southern Cal
#2 LION
Charles Rogers
WR, Michigan State
#3 TEXANS
Andre Johnson
WR, Miami

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)