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Dewayne Robertson

SELECTED BY NEW YORK , ROUND 1, PICK 4, OVERALL PICK 4
DT | (6-1, 317, 4.86) | Kentucky
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Started 11-of-11 games in 2000 and recorded 40 tackles, including 13 tackles for loss, three sacks and an interception. Started nine games in '01, when he was slowed by injuries the entire year. Missed two games with a knee sprain and also had ankle problems. Finished with 26-4-1. Was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference in '02 with 48 tackles and five sacks. Decided to forgo senior season and enter the draft.

Positives: Is a very quick and powerful player with good size. Has the ability to dominate and isn't easy to block. Has a strong lower body and is built well overall. Knows the game and what to expect in certain situations. Has a wide frame and gets off the ball quickly. Pass-rush skills have developed. Likes to jump the gap and get upfield, and although he doesn't always make the play in the backfield, he disrupts regularly.

Negatives: Doesn't hand-fight as well as he could and struggles to shed taller, more physical blockers. Plays better when he's on the move but has trouble when he has to stop and start.

Summary: Robertson didn't have a great junior year but has a lot to like for a young defensive tackle. Expect him to be a first-round pick because of his power, speed, size and potential.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.