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Derrick Dockery

SELECTED BY WASHINGTON , ROUND 3, PICK 18, OVERALL PICK 81
OG | (6-6, 347, 5.55) | Texas
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Played in every game from 1999 through '02. Backup in '99. Started nine games in 2000 and the last nine games in '01. The reason he didn't start earlier in '01 was an illness that left him in a weakened condition. Started all 12 games  six each at right guard and right tackle  last fall, when he was an Outland Trophy semifinalist and consensus first-team All-Big 12 pick.

Positives: Great size and mass. Big as an aircraft carrier and as hard to get around as a mountain. Has good pop and explosion as a base blocker. Can hit and jolt. Strong at the point of attack. Road grader with good leg drive. Good in pass protection and anchor. Good lateral slide. Physical player who likes contact and will finish. Positions well and walls off defenders. Versatile. Hits and sustains blocks. Bends knees. Smart and coachable. Good football intelligence. Has long, 34-inch arms and big, 10¼-inch hands. Very powerful and agile for his size. Good athletic ability.

Negatives: Thinks too much. Not real mobile and has some trouble blocking in space. Becomes tentative when he overthinks. Has slow leg drive at times and has trouble sustaining blocks. Does not use his hands well. Lacks consistency and explosion off the ball. Does not have good hand position or speed. Underachiever who doesn't finish. Slow to react at times. Wears down late in games. Hard to figure out because he is aggressive one play and tentative the next.

Summary: Has the tools to be a right tackle at the next level, but he might be best-suited inside where he has help. Needs to get in better shape and improve his mobility, but he should still be a first-day pick.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.