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Demetrin Veal

SELECTED BY ST. LOUIS , ROUND 7, PICK 37, OVERALL PICK 238
DE | (6-2, 275, 4.9) | Tennessee
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Top high school weight man. Cerritos Junior College (Calif.) transfer. Had 16 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four sacks coming off the bench in every game in 2001. Lined up at both tackle and end. Started the first five games at right defensive tackle in '02. Missed most of Alabama game and all of South Carolina game with a calf injury. Then started seven games (including Peach Bowl) at right defensive end. Had 41 tackles, six tackles for loss and three sacks in '02. Also suffered an ankle injury.

Positives: Is quick off the ball, productive, thick and developed. Good pass rusher who uses his hands well and is tough, nasty, emotional, enthusiastic and aggressive with good play strength. Can get underneath and play with leverage and be disruptive when he keeps his pads low and plays with leverage.

Negatives: More of a bull rusher with few frills than an edge rusher. Has above-adequate athletic ability but must get low and underneath offensive linemens' pads. Does not make a lot of plays and lacks size and moves. Needs to improve his technique.

Summary: Tweener who is small for a tackle and lacks the height and big-time speed to be an end.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.