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Tim Provost

SELECTED BY SAN DIEGO , ROUND 7, PICK 8, OVERALL PICK 209
OT | (6-5, 301, 5.22) | San Jose State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Lettered in football, track and basketball in high school. Enrolled as a 230-pound defensive lineman in 1998 and redshirted. Moved to offense when fall practice started in '99. Started at right tackle in 2000 and '01. Started 11-of-13 games last fall and 46 games in his career. Breakout year was in 2000, when the running game averaged 5.2 yards per carry.

Positives: Great worker and fine intangibles. Leader by example. All-America kid and a coach's dream. Above-adequate athletic ability and flexibility. Runs well and is smart and a good student. Good football intelligence. Quick into all blocks and gains position quickly. Can mirror, slide and wall off defenders. Good technique. Keeps his feet moving. Will work and give effort. Has room to get up to 300 pounds. Durable. Quick get-off and always gets into good position. Good athletic ability.

Negatives: Does not have bulk or functional strength. Lacks power in play. Struggles to get movement. Has some trouble sustaining blocks and gets pushed and thrown unless he's in very good balance. Can't afford to lunge and must improve use of hands. A little narrow and lean. Not big-boned. Lacks explosiveness and play strength. Gets bull-rushed because of his lack of strength and explosion. Does not have lower-body power or anchor. Poor base blocker who gets stalemated. Will get rag-dolled and bull-rushed if he gets the slightest bit off balance or does not anchor.

Summary: Lacks the size and strength to remain at right tackle at the next level and has not played left tackle. Might be best-suited to be a guard. Does not have a thick, wide frame but has enough of one to add about 20 pounds and play around 300 pounds.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.