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Scott Kooistra

SELECTED BY CHICAGO , ROUND 7, PICK 14, OVERALL PICK 215
OT | (6-5, 316, 5.13) | North Carolina State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Name is pronounced "KOOS-tra." Backup in 1999. Missed the start of the 2000 season with a ruptured patella tendon. Came back to play in four games (started two) before reinjuring the tendon. Sat out spring of '01 but was an 11-game starter at left offensive tackle in the fall. Started every game at right tackle last fall.

Positives: Has nice size and can play right or left tackle. Played in a passing offense and has a feel for blocking position and angles. Will also maul as a run blocker and has some lateral agility. Although not overly impressive, he gets the job done consistently. Helped himself with a strong showing at the Combine.

Negatives: Doesn't have NFL mobility, agility, explosion or leverage. Also missing quick feet and lower-body strength. Has not consistently been able to get good fits on the second level and can be bull-rushed because he plays too upright. Also is vulnerable against top speed off the edge. Knees could be a concern. He wears braces on both.

Summary: Has good size and a frame to grow, but he does not move well enough to handle the speed of defensive linemen at the next level.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.