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Anthony Weaver

SELECTED BY DALLAS , ROUND 2, PICK 20, OVERALL PICK 52
DT | (6-3, 296, 4.95) | Notre Dame
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Started all but one game at defensive end in 1998. As an 18-year-old true freshman, had 28 stops, including six for loss, and two sacks. Missed the '99 opener with an injury, started Games 2-8 at tackle and Game 11-12 at end. Had just 24 tackles, with two for loss and no sacks. Started every game at left end in 2000 and had 49 tackles, 13 for loss, eight sacks, picked off two passes and broke up five others. Made his senior year his best. Had a career-best 59 tackles, including 21 for loss, seven sacks and even picked off a pass.

Positives: Excellent intangibles. Leader by example. Great effort player who works very hard in the weight room and on the practice field. Quick off the ball and plays with a good motor. Uses his hands well and generally plays with leverage. Can anchor and hold the point of attack when he plays low with his knees bent and his pads down. Can play tackle or end. Has gotten a lot more productive and is seeing things quicker and better the past two years.

Negatives: Lacks great size for a tackle and speed and upfield quickness for an end. Does not have a great burst or great explosiveness. Will come off the ball a little bit more upright than scouts would like. At times has trouble locating the ball while on the move.

Summary: A poor man's Bryant Young. Not as mobile, powerful, athletically gifted or instinctive, but there are a lot of similarities at similar stages of development.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.