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Levi Jones

SELECTED BY HOUSTON , ROUND 1, PICK 10, OVERALL PICK 10
OT | (6-5, 304, 5.18) | Arizona State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Came to Arizona from a small high school on an academic scholarship, but he has since been transferred to an athletic scholarship. Was a two-way lineman, basketball and baseball player and track athlete in high school. Invited walk-on in 1997 who redshirted as a defensive lineman. Lettered as a defensive lineman in '98, when he had 13 tackles and one sack. Moved to offensive left guard in '99 and started every game. Shifted to left tackle in 2000. Started every game and was a second-team All-Pacific-10 pick. All-Pac-10 left tackle in '01 in some polls.

Positives: Looks the part with long arms and a big, thick body and butt. Athletic for size and will show some real quickness at times. Can move his feet and slide laterally. Has some natural hip roll and explosion. Can bend his knees. Overpowering at times. Shows you everything you want to see at times. Has almost unlimited potential. Had a strong week at the Senior Bowl and finally seemed to realize how good he could be if he really focused. May be the best pure athlete of the tackles and can play left tackle on the next level.

Negatives: Does not look like he has spent much time in the weight room. Everything in his college reports had "at times" added on until recently. At Arizona State, he was an inconsistent player, especially when it came to blocking for the pass. Did not always play with a sense of urgency and looked for the easy way out at times. Tended to get sloppy about his technique. Got narrow-based and did not bring his feet with him. Although very classroom smart, seems to have lapses in concentration and focus on the football field.

Summary: If the light really went on for him at the Senior Bowl, he could be a legitimate first-round pick and an outstanding pro.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.