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Jeremy Bridges

OT | (6-4, 301, 5.42) | Southern Miss
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Redshirted in 1998. Started 10-of-11 games in '99 and every game in 2000, '01 and '02 at weak-side tackle. Plays both on the right and left side of the ball, depending on the formation. Four-year starter at weak-side offensive tackle. Led team in offensive snaps in two of last three seasons. Gave up five sacks and half a hurry in 314 passing plays. Named second-team All-Conference USA in '01.

Positives: Tough, durable and very quick off the ball into blocks. Battles hard. Quick to the second level and can adjust. Good pass blocker and quick to the punch. Strong with good pop. Captain and leader. Mean and nasty. Flip flops and can play on the right and left side of the ball. Has very good, quick feet, better-than-good athletic ability and good mobility. Can mirror and slide with pass rushers. Takes good angles. Has good balance and plays with leverage. Rarely overextends his upper body. Moves well laterally and can shuffle inside against pass rushers' double moves. Can be physical. Smart, has long arms and a strong hand punch.

Negatives: Struggles to sustain blocks, and at times will overextend and cross his feet. Does not handle tough coaching well. Cannot sustain run blocks. Not real physical and lacks play strength. Gets high in his stance and pushes. Inconsistent. Has a tendency to get too much of his weight forward, which causes him to overextend and fall off blocks. Is a position blocker who is not very physical in the running game. Adequate to adjust when blocking in space.

Summary: May not have the feet or prototypical size to play left tackle at the next level, but he could develop into a solid right tackle or guard.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.