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Marquise Walker

SELECTED BY JACKSONVILLE , ROUND 3, PICK 23, OVERALL PICK 86
WR | (6-2, 213, 4.6) | Michigan | COLLEGE STATS
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Former high school All-American who also stood out on the basketball court. Played in every game in 1998 and caught four passes for 31 yards. Did not start but played extensively as Michigan's third wide receiver in '99, when he caught 37-396-2. Played in every game and started seven in 2000, when he caught 49-699-4 and blocked and recovered a punt for a touchdown. Team's featured receiver in 2001 and an All-Big Ten pick, when he caught 81-1,043-11 and also was used on special teams as a return man.

Positives: Big, strong, aggressive, physical receiver who will use his size and strength and catch in traffic. Has exceptional body control and balance. Despite not having soft hands, he can make some tough catches and can highpoint the ball. Very good runner after the catch. Solid return man. Excellent kick-blocker. Can really help on special teams.

Negatives: Lacks great pure speed, and his longest catch in 2001 was for 47 yards. Striding-type runner who is not quick or sudden. Dominates average defensive backs but has a hard time getting separation vs. a good corner who is playing him man-on-man. Lacks soft hands and will do a lot of double-catching and body-catching. Has a lot of drops for a featured No. 1 receiver.

Summary: Was a terrific college player and is good enough to play in the NFL, but he may not have the speed or suddenness to really excel as a starting wide receiver on the next level.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.