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Arnaz Battle

SELECTED BY PITTSBURGH , ROUND 6, PICK 32, OVERALL PICK 197
WR | (6-0, 217, 4.65) | Notre Dame
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Backup quarterback in 1998 and '99. Started the first two games at quarterback in 2000 but suffered a broken wrist in the second game of the season vs. Nebraska and was granted an injury redshirt. Moved to wide receiver in '01 but broke his fibula in the second game. Came back to finish the year with five catches for 40 yards. Had 48-702 with five touchdowns as a senior. Had 10-101-0 vs. Pittsburgh, and showed good athleticism and some polish as a receiver at the Senior Bowl.

Positives: Has quick, natural hands and good feet. A good all-around athlete who could return kicks. Can run after the catch and is elusive. Works hard and has improved in several areas, including route-running and footwork. Can catch in traffic and displays some attention to detail in his routes.

Negatives: Has build of a running back more than a receiver. Still raw in terms of skills as a receiver. Doesn't get into his patterns as quickly as he could and shows an inconsistent burst to separate. Lacks home-run speed. Will round off some routes and needs more experience at the position.

Summary: Has the quickness and athleticism to develop into a No. 3 receiver but must work hard at it. Will probably get drafted late the second day for his versatility.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.