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Jeremy Shockey

SELECTED BY CHICAGO , ROUND 1, PICK 14, OVERALL PICK 14
TE | (6-4, 255, 4.6) | Miami (FL) | COLLEGE STATS
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: High school wide receiver whom none of the big schools wanted. Opted to attend Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, where in one year he moved to tight end and became a top prospect. Came to Miami (Fla.) in 2000, and without starting a game, caught 21 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns and was named to the All-Big East team. Started in '01, led the 'Canes in catches with 40-519-7 and won All-Big East honors and some All-America mention.

Positives: Has nice size and uses his size well to shield defenders away from the ball. Outstanding all-around athlete. Natural receiver who runs very good routes and catches the ball like a wide receiver. Has soft, natural hands and wants the ball in the clutch. Can adjust to the poorly thrown pass and make the acrobatic and athletic catches. Is very quick into and out of his breaks for a tight end and runs routes like a wide receiver. Tries as a blocker.

Negatives: Has a thin lower body and is cut high. Lacks the big butt and legs scouts look for in a blocker. Lacks pop and power as a blocker. Does not get very good fits in the running game.

Summary: Excellent pass-catching tight end who also could play H-back but will never be a top blocking tight end. Best-suited for a West Coast offense and could be a Pro Bowl regular if used in the right system.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.