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Love this pic of the 2 #1 draft picks, the Manning brothers @ the 2004 NFL Draft.

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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 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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With his second Super Bowl win in four years, Eli Manning has joins the ranks of brand name New York sports heroes like Mantle, Jeter and Namath. Selected first overall in the 2004 NFL Draft, Eli has earned Pro Bowl honors twice, and was the MVP of the 2008 Super Bowl, when the Giants upset the previously undefeated Patriots. In 2011, he broke the record for most 4th quarter touchdown passes in a season, with 15, before leading the G Men through yet another amazing playoff run and Super…

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Selected first overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2004 NFL Draft, Eli Manning was later traded to the Giants for Phillip Rivers and draft picks. Manning is now a two-time Super Bowl MVP.

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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.

Carlos Francis – WR – 2004-05 Selected in the 4th round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Texas Tech, Francis saw action in five games in 2004 and returned 14 kickoffs for 259 yards and averaged 18.5 yards per return.

Michael John Mario Karney born July 6, 1981 is a former FB for the New Orleans Saints. He played for the Saints from 2004-2008. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft

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