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Josh Blankenship

QB | (6-1, 211, 5.09) | Eastern Washington
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Transferred from Tulsa, where he started the last five games in 1999, every game in 2000 and the first three in '01. Completed 119-of-235 passes for 1,416 yards with seven touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 1999; 196-379-2,507-9-11 in 2000; and 128-230-1,350-5-6 in '01. In '02, Blankenship completed 250-418-3,243-30-7 playing against lesser competition on an Eastern Washington team that was far superior on its level than Tulsa was on its level.

Positives: Top worker who was hurt by a weak supporting cast at Tulsa but played very well as a senior after transferring. Better athlete than his speed would indicate but is not very mobile. Top intangibles. Was coached by former NFL QB Timm Rosenbach in '02, and it really helped him. Made quicker decisions and threw the ball better.

Negatives: Very average arm strength. Seems to be pushing the ball at times. Struggles with the deep ball. Lacks foot speed and mobility.

Summary: More of a free-agent type who could stick as a No. 3 quarterback because of his smarts and intangibles.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.