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George Wrighster

SELECTED BY SAN FRANCISCO , ROUND 4, PICK 8, OVERALL PICK 104
TE | (6-2, 249, 4.72) | Oregon
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Left school with one year of eligibility remaining. Played in 12 games as a freshman in 2000, mostly as a backup or in mop-up work, but did not have a catch. Played in 12 games in '01, when he caught 12 passes for 126 yards and one touchdown. Started 13 of 13 games in '02 and caught 41-568-6.

Positives: Can catch and block. Good athlete who has a solid burst, soft hands to pluck the ball and the speed to get open down the field. Has improved blocking. Will make the difficult catch and adjust to the ball in the air. Isn't a great run-after-the-catch player, but he runs with a purpose. Has good speed.

Negatives: Does not have great speed. Needs more experience. Will struggle against top defensive ends and experienced linebackers and doesn't get off the line as well as he should. Undersized. Lacks upper-body strength.

Summary: Given time to learn, develop his football intelligence and add bulk, Wrighster could eventually compete for a starting job.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.