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Jon Stinchcomb

SELECTED BY DETROIT , ROUND 2, PICK 5, OVERALL PICK 37
OT | (6-5, 302, 5.06) | Georgia
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Brother Matt Stinchcomb was the Raiders' first-round pick (No. 18 overall) in 1999. Jon was a high school All-American who also played basketball. Tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in '97. Came to Georgia in '98, the one year he and Matt were together on campus, and redshirted. Has started the past four years. Was a freshman All-American in '99 and a second-team All-Southeastern Conference pick a year later. Missed the last two regular-season games in '01 with a sprained left medial collateral ligament but still was an Associated Press All-SEC pick and second-team selection by the coaches. Was first-team All-SEC and won some All-America notice in '02.

Positives: Very smart player with a great work ethic. Hard worker on and off the field and has fine weight-room numbers. Bench-presses almost 500 pounds and vertical jumps 35 inches. Gives top effort and is a competitor. A student of the game who does the extras. Technique and hand placement are excellent. Has foot quickness and above-average agility. Plays left tackle. Got his weight above 300 pounds in the fall and was measured as such at the Combine, where he ran well. Gets by on hand placement and technique. Takes good angles. Never crosses his feet. Under control on the second level.

Negatives: Lacks natural size and strength. Gets bull-rushed, rag-dolled and walked back to the quarterback too often. Does not play to his weight-room numbers and can't translate his weight-room strength to the field. Light in the backside and has problems anchoring.

Summary: Great technician, much like his brother, but his lack of functional football strength keeps him from being a top prospect. May be a better fit at center or guard than tackle.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.