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2002. 2nd Rd. #51 overall. Clinton Portis. NFL Record: Youngest player to rush for 6,000 yards- 25 years, 23 days. Before the 2004 season, the Broncos traded Portis to the Redskins for cornerback Champ Bailey and a second-round draft pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

William Raymond Smith III born July 4, 1981 is a former defensive end for the New Orleans Saints. He played for the Saints from 2004-2013. Smith was selected as the 18th pick in the 1st round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He had a successful rookie season with 30 tackles and 7.5 sacks. In 2005 he had 48 tackles and 8.5 sacks and played well enough that the Saints did not re-sign Darren Howard thus making Smith the starter opposite Charles Grant for the 2006 season.

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On this day in #SteelersHistory, we selected a QB from Miami (OH) in the 1st round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

William Raymond "Will" Smith III (July 4, 1981 – April 9, 2016) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Ohio State and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft, where he played for the entirety of his career. He was shot after a "road rage" incident.

The Quarterbacks of ’04 Might Rival the Draft Class of ’83

Sunday’s battle between 2004 NFL draft picks Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning elevated the comparison to the 1983 class that included John Elway, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino.

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