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Makoa Freitas

SELECTED BY CLEVELAND , ROUND 7, PICK 7, OVERALL PICK 208
OT | (6-4, 307, 5.06) | Arizona
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: His father, Rockne Freitas, was a starting offensive tackle for the Lions for a significant part of his 12-year NFL career. Makoa was an all-state football player in high school in Hawaii who also played basketball. As a true freshman in 1998, Makoa played in all 13 games, generally splitting time at left guard with Steven Grace. In '99, he started every game at left tackle. Started the first three games at left tackle in 2000 and missed the rest of the year with a major injury to his left foot. Missed spring practice in '01 but started every game at left tackle in the fall as well as last season. Had surgery on right wrist in late August of '02. Named second-team All-Pac 10.

Positives: Fine intangibles. Plays smart. Understands angles and positioning. Uses hands well, has a strong upper body and is tough and intense. Will play hurt.

Negatives: Is a little short for a tackle and doesn't have quick feet. Is a limited athlete who is a little stiff and heavy-footed and lacks hip roll and explosion. Has durability questions.

Summary: Possible late-round pick or a priority free agent. The game could catch up to him at the next level, where he may be a better fit inside at guard.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.