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Labrandon Toefield

SELECTED BY NEW YORK , ROUND 4, PICK 36, OVERALL PICK 132
RB | (5-10, 233, 4.59) | LSU
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in high school. Redshirted in 1999 then started all 10 games as a redshirt freshman in 2000. Rushed 165 times for 682 yards and five touchdowns and caught seven passes for 44 yards to be named to the Freshman All-America team. Started 11-of-12 games in '01, when he rushed 230-992-19 and caught 13-148 before tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament in the Southeastern Conference title game vs. Tennessee. Came back in '02 but fractured his left radius (forearm) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette and missed four games. Still posted decent numbers, rushing 116-475-2 and catching 5-41-1.

Positives: Is a patient runner who is bullish with his speed. He is an adequate receiver but is not much of a threat in the passing game right now. Runs instinctively and finishes most of his runs. Has good pad level most times and good body lean as a north-south runner.

Negatives: Really snake-bitten in terms of injuries. Has average to average-plus speed but doesn't turn the corner often. Did not like school. History of knee injuries will be a great concern.

Summary: Ultraproductive back with first- or second-round talent when healthy. The problem is, he cannot stay healthy. Medical exam lasted more than six straight hours at the Scouting Combine, further evidence that NFL teams are gun shy because of his medical history.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.