NEW YORK (AP) -- As usual, there's little intrigue about the first pick in the NFL draft.
Just as Atlanta was already committed to Michael Vick last season, so have the Houston Texans declared David Carr, the Fresno State quarterback, will be their first-ever pick.
But things get complicated by the third choice, held by the Detroit Lions. That will probably determine the rest of the top 10 picks.
The man in the middle is another quarterback, Joey Harrington of Oregon.
The Lions are hinting they may take him, but really hope some team gives them extra picks to acquire the No. 3 pick from them. If Harrington doesn't go there, he could fall to 10th. Buffalo, at No. 4, hopes it can trade with New England for Drew Bledsoe, but doesn't seem enthused about Harrington.
But the expansion Texans are determined to build their team around Carr.
So DAVID CARR it is.
2. CAROLINA. When Houston declared it wanted Carr on April 3, the Panthers might have announced their pick. They remain mute, but they need to sell tickets and DE JULIUS PEPPERS, North Carolina, is a very talented local guy.
3. DETROIT. Harrington could fit Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast offense. The Lions are saying they like him, but they also seem committed to second-year QB Mike McMahon. If they don't trade, they take QUENTIN JAMMER, CB, Texas.
4. BUFFALO. No trade and no Harrington either. Maybe someone will trade up. If not, the Bills choose MIKE WILLIAMS, OT, Texas.
5. SAN DIEGO. The Chargers need help in the secondary and at offensive tackle. They're not too high on Bryant McKinnie, so they take ROY WILLIAMS, S, Oklahoma.
6. DALLAS. Jerry Jones would be happy to get extra picks for Harrington. He loves Jammer and Roy Williams. If there's no trade, ALBERT HAYNESWORTH, DT, Tennessee, one of four high-quality DTs available.
7. MINNESOTA. Need defense as always. But can't pass up BRYANT McKINNIE, OT, Miami, Fla.
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