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Shantee Orr

DE | (6-0, 259, 4.75) | Michigan
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Redshirted in 1999. Played in every game in 2000, starting three, and had 20 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack and broke up one pass. In '01, he had a five-sack performance at Michigan State, started 11-of-12 games and had 35-11-6-4. Last season, he started seven of the 10 regular-season games in which he played and had 23-10-6-3. Left school with one year of eligibility remaining.

Positives: Has good quick-twitch movements to get upfield and can close on the quarterback. Featured move is a "swim" technique, but he could use a broader spectrum of rush moves. Makes plays in the open field and can drop into coverage in zone blitz. Has a great motor and good football intelligence.

Negatives: Gets buried against top offensive tackles, such as Utah's Jordan Gross, who made a size mismatch in '02 meeting too hard to ignore. Must improve strength in top half. Change-of-direction skills and overall awareness would make a move to linebacker uneasy, but Orr could fit in a role similar to the one Rosevelt Colvin occupied with the Bears, when he was strictly a defensive end on passing downs.

Summary: Should have stayed in school in hopes for a megaseason in terms of sacks. Is reminiscent of former Michigan and Western Illinois DE David Bowens and could struggle to find his niche in the NFL, as Bowens has. For starters, Orr will have to prove himself on special teams and as an occasional third-down blitzer.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.