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Musa Smith

SELECTED BY SAN FRANCISCO , ROUND 3, PICK 14, OVERALL PICK 77
RB | (6-0, 232, 4.6) | Georgia
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Started two of nine games as a true freshman in 2000 but missed two games with a knee injury. Carried the ball 75 times for 330 yards and five touchdowns and caught 10 passes for 87 yards. Started five of nine games in '01 and carried 119-548-6. Also caught 19-242 with two touchdowns but was limited through most of the season by a hip flexor, which lingered into spring drills in '02. Started all 13 games in which he played in the fall and was a first-team Southeastern Conference performer by the media and second-team All-SEC by the coaches. Missed one start with a broken thumb but rushed 260-1,324-8 and caught 15-107-0 and was named MVP of the Sugar Bowl for his 145-yard rushing performance vs. Florida State. Chose not to run or work out at the Scouting Combine.

Positives: Has good size and average-plus speed and balance. Falls forward, can cut back and runs hard. Can look like a power runner at times, especially near the goal line. Is not a blessed receiver but can catch in the flat and will block. Changes directions well and has a good, immediate burst to the line.

Negatives: Lacks toughness and durability. Doesn't seem to have a second gear and is stiff and not elusive in the open field, where he is not a home-run or make-you-miss threat. Will run straight up. Suddenness is not consistent. Is below average as a pass blocker and route-runner.

Summary: Stock could soar with a strong workout and he has a chance to contribute as a rookie.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.