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Tony Pashos

SELECTED BY INDIANAPOLIS , ROUND 6, PICK 8, OVERALL PICK 173
OT | (6-6, 337, 5.3) | Illinois
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Redshirted in 1998 and started every game at right tackle in '99, 2000 and '01. First-team All-Big Ten in '01. Really made you take notice with the way he handled California's Andre Carter (first-round pick of 49ers in 2000) when Carter lined up across from him in 2000. Started all 12 games in '02 and every game of his career. Had more than 100 knockdown blocks for the second straight year. Earned bachelor's degree in May of '02 and working toward second degree. Named first-team All-Big Ten by the media and second-team by the coaches.

Positives: Has ideal size and durability. Quick off the ball and gets his hands up quickly. Has good pop and punch. Good, wide base and balance help him sustain blocks. Gets good fits. Can block on the second level. Very good use of hands. Stays on defenders. Good feet. Is tough, smart and works very hard to improve. Can be nasty and mauls as a run blocker. Knows how to run, redirect and anchor. Impressive upper-body strength. Bench-presses 500 pounds and squats 615. Benchpressed 225 pounds more times (38) than any other lineman at the Combine. A beast in pads. Looks the part.

Negatives: Can't handle top speed because he lacks foot quickness to protect the edge. Tends to lunge off the line of scrimmage. Not as smooth or consistent as scouts would like, especially sliding as a pass blocker. Bends at the waist most of the time and is not a fluid athlete.

Summary: Is a dominant run blocker and solid right tackle who must address recovery, foot quickness and ability to handle speed in pass protection.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.