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Charles Tillman

SELECTED BY SAN DIEGO , ROUND 2, PICK 3, OVERALL PICK 35
DB | (6-1, 207, 4.49) | Louisiana-Lafayette
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Started five of the last seven games at cornerback in 1999 as a true freshman and had 82 tackles and six passes broken up. Was a starter and the team's defensive MVP in 2000, when he had 64-9 with six interceptions. Underwent shoulder surgery after the year and missed spring practice in '01. Bounced back to earn All-Sun Belt honors with 38-8-4. In '02, moved to free safety and had 100-8-2 plus two tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three blocked kicks and two fumble recoveries. Returned three punts for 57 yards. Played in Hula Bowl.

Positives: Big, durable corner with very good size, adequate speed, good hands and range. Better when playing in a trail position. He can get bigger as his frame allows for 10 or 15 more pounds without losing speed. Good tackler who plays the run well. Leader with good character.

Negatives: Struggles with his turns and transition when playing man-off coverage. May not have a corner's suddenness or quick acceleration. Has tight hips for a cornerback and marginal football intelligence. Is an average hitter who can lack body control.

Summary: Experienced, versatile corner who could fit in a cover-2 scheme and has a lot of upside. Special-teams ability could make him a first-day pick.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.