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Pisa Tinoisamoa

SELECTED BY DALLAS , ROUND 2, PICK 11, OVERALL PICK 43
LB | (6-0, 231, 4.56) | Hawaii
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Name is pronounced "TEE-noy-sah-mouh." Nephew of former Colorado star QB Sal Aunese, who died of cancer in 1989. Spent four months in prison after being convicted of felony assault as a high school senior. Partial qualifier in 1999. Part-time starter in 2000. Second-team All-Western Athletic Conference in '01 and All-WAC in '02. Had 74 tackles, including 10 for loss, and four sacks and five passes broken up in 2000; 86 stops, five sacks and three forced fumbles, despite missing three games with a leg injury in '01; and 129 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 6½ sacks, his first two interceptions and a blocked kick in '02 (including bowl game). Combine workout may have clinched him a spot on the first day.

Positives: Great speed and range. Very explosive. When he sees things unfold and is protected or unblocked, he is a dominating player. Mean and nasty. Improves every year and works hard. Knew he needed to get bigger and stronger and did so between the Senior Bowl and present. Big, thick calves.

Negatives: Hot-and-cold player. Can dominate one game and disappear in the next. Undersized 'backer who cannot take on and shed blocks. Seems to see things unfold in one game and not the next. Goes so hard that he does not break down well and will miss tackles. Will bite on play-action fakes and has trouble handling motion. May be too emotional. Has grown up a lot but had a shaky background and is still no boy scout.

Summary: Can develop into a very good weak-side 'backer and special-teams player if he continues to improve and becomes a little more disciplined.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.