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Cecil Sapp

RB | (5-10, 229, 4.62) | Colorado State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Ran 4.55 at 217 pounds in 2001. Redshirted in '98. Carried six times for 40 yards and a touchdown in three games in '99. Split time in 2000, carrying 151-841-10 and catching three passes for 47 yards and one score. Stood out at the Liberty Bowl vs. Louisville, when he rushed 36-160-1 and was named MVP. Fractured a bone in his lower right leg in spring of '01. Had a benign tumor removed from his left heel in fall '01. Was pudgy and not ready for a lot of action in the spring but was outstanding in the '02 opener vs. Virginia, rushing for nearly 180 yards. Continued to excel for the rest of the year and finished with 328-1,495-17 to go along with 12 catches for 63 yards. Gained 932 of his rushing yards after contact and was a unanimous All-Big West Conference pick.

Positives: Came back from major medical problems to have his best season. A true warrior with stamina, staying power and toughness and an excellent inside runner with tremendous hip and leg strength. Looks much more natural and agile running inside than outside. Runs tough, breaks tackles, finishes his runs and can catch the ball. Sapp is a big, powerful runner with good vision, skill and balance.

Negatives: Is not an effective or gifted outside runner. Lacks experience blocking, does not really seem to want to block and has a hard time with blitz pickups. Didn't have a strong week of practice at the Senior Bowl because he was tentative.

Summary: A good, tough, workhorse back who does his best running inside the tackles.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.