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Norman Lejeune

SELECTED BY BALTIMORE , ROUND 7, PICK 43, OVERALL PICK 244
DB | (6-0, 200, 4.66) | LSU
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Played in 11 games and started the last five as a drop linebacker in 1999. Was a backup in 2000, but started six times in the secondary in '01, including the last five games at safety, after recovering from a neck injury that kept him out for three games. Had 67 stops and two picks as a freshman; 17-0 in 2000; and 59-0 in '01. Really struggled as a corner early in '01 but looked much better at safety later in the year. Started four of 13 games in '02 and had 107 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss, five sacks and broke up 15 passes.

Positives: Very smart, productive and active player. Tough and willing to hit and tackle. Instinctive player who takes pretty good angles to the ball. Is alert in zone coverage and on passes thrown in front of him. Can cover slot receivers. Shows a burst. Versatile.

Negatives: Really struggles in transition and does not have the speed, feet or hips to be a corner. Loses the ball after he turns to run deep with the receiver. Is a grab tackler. Has adequate hands and average athletic ability. Lacks makeup speed and big-time acceleration.

Summary: Has to be a safety, rather than cornerback, because of a lack of speed. His greatest chance to make a team will come as a special-teams player.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.