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Mike Lehan

SELECTED BY DENVER , ROUND 5, PICK 20, OVERALL PICK 152
DB | (5-11, 196, 4.5) | Minnesota
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: High school sprinter, jumper and running back. Enrolled as a running back in 1998 and redshirted. Top backup cornerback in '99. Started 10-of-12 games in 2000 and every game in '01. Had 13 tackles, broke up one pass and had one interception in 1999; 43-8-0 in 2000; and had 44-18-2 in '01. Was a captain in '02, but missed three games because of a bruised thigh, and had 25-6-0.

Positives: Is a captain and a leader. Fine athlete with good speed, range, quickness, agility and balance. Is a character guy. Wants to defend top receivers.

Negatives: More of a side-saddle than backpedal defender who struggles in transition and struggles to locate the ball when his back is turned to the quarterback. Average vs. the run because he wants to pick his spots and cannot kill. Better in zone coverage and with the play in front of him.

Summary: Has not shown the ability to handle man coverage and might be better suited for a safety position if he can add bulk and learn to be more consistent in run support.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.