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Reshard Lee

RB | (5-9, 224, 4.6) | Middle Tennessee State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Redshirt sophomore left school after three years and became the first MTSU player to declare early for the NFL. Honorable mention on USA Today All-America team out of Brunswick High, where he was primarily an option quarterback. Did not play in 2000 due to academics. Was second-team All-Sun Belt in '01, when he backed up Dwone Hicks and played in every game. Rushed 108 times for 790 yards and four touchdowns (7.3 yards per carry) and caught 9-87-0, with 13 kickoff returns for 184-0. Long run was 60 yards. Lee played in 11 of 12 games and was a first-team All-Sun Belt pick in '02, rushing 110-642-6 with 12 catches for 78-0. He also lined up at quarterback on occasion, mostly to run, and completed 3-of-4 passes for 81 yards.

Positives: Durable back with good burst, straight-line speed and leg drive. Has power and runs low. Legs don't stop upon contact and he can break tackles. Can block and catches the ball within the frame of his body. Solid build and upper-body strength.

Negatives: Has never been a featured back and played out of one-RB and shotgun formations. Is not a pick-and-slide runner and lacks patience and vision. Not a great make-you-miss type and often seeks contact instead of trying to pick up additional yardage. Runs routes like a high school freshman.

Summary: Could have used a year as the main guy, out of Dwone Hicks' shadow, when he could have made himself a middle-round pick. Now, he will be lucky to get drafted.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.