The careers of Byron Leftwich and Terrell Suggs and the fortunes of the Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens could be far different if it weren't for a busy phone line on April 26, 2003.

Leftwich would have been selected by Baltimore with the seventh overall pick. Suggs could have ended up with Minnesota at No. 10 or slid to his hometown Arizona Cardinals.

Baltimore and Minnesota completed a trade that would have allowed the Ravens to pick Leftwich with the seventh pick.

"I remember having phone talks with [Ravens general manager] Ozzie [Newsome] and it was pretty much set in stone," Leftwich said earlier this season. "I thought I would be a Raven, but it didn't happen that way."

Problem was, before the 15-minute time allotment passed, the Vikings couldn't reach the NFL to record the transaction.

With Radio City Music Hall buzzing, the Vikings lost their slot.

Jaguars video director Mike Perkins, who is still with the organization, raced a card up to draft Leftwich with the seventh pick.

"We've solved our quarterback position for the next 10 years," Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver said that day.

Carolina quickly followed with left tackle Jordan Gross. The Vikings re-grouped, kept their "new" pick — No. 9 overall — and selected defensive tackle Kevin Williams.

Suggs went No. 10 to the Ravens.

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