TE | (6-3, 285, 5.05) | Nebraska
By Pro Football WeeklyNotes: College weight man who has put the shot 55 feet, 7 inches and was a fine high school basketball player. Redshirted in 1998 and saw extensive action as a blocking tight end the last three years. Started three games in '99, three in 2000 and one in '01. Started 11-of-13 games in '02 as primarily an extension of the offensive line and had three catches for 29 yards and two touchdowns.Positives: Quick-footed blocker who can slide and redirect. Is rarely used as a receiver but can catch. Will bend his knees and has some bulk strength. Can hook the defensive end and get out on linebackers quickly. Will mirror and has a feel for pass blocking. Has big hands. Could be tried as an NFL left offensive tackle or guard who could also be a third tight end. Negatives: As a tight end, lacks speed to separate and hasn't been used much in the passing game. More of a blocky tight end who doesn't use his hands well enough.Summary: A late-round pick or priority free agent who could be a good No. 2 tight end and has potential as an offensive lineman if a team is willing to bring him along slowly.* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.