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Andre Johnson

SELECTED BY ARIZONA , ROUND 1, PICK 3, OVERALL PICK 3
WR | (6-2, 230, 4.3) | Miami (FL)
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Fourth-year junior who really came on at the end of the 2001 season and was named co-MVP in the Rose Bowl. Big East 60-meter indoor and 100-meter outdoor sprint champion in '02. Played in every game as a redshirt freshman in 2000 behind two future first-round picks (Santana Moss, Reggie Wayne) and caught three passes for 57 yards and one TD and returned 12 kickoffs for 249 yards and zero scores. Moved into the starting lineup in '01 and grabbed 37-682-10 and returned 13 kickoffs for 254 yards during the regular season, in addition to catching 7-199-2 vs. Nebraska in the Rose Bowl. Did not participate in '02 spring drills. Won the Big East indoor 60 and 100 meters in '02. Played in all but one game in '02 and caught 48-1,038-9 (21.6 yards per catch).

Positives: Elite athlete with a rare combination of size, speed and jumping ability (41¼-inch vertical at pro day). Can make the great catch and run. Is a playmaker because he can beat you in so many ways, including overpowering or outjumping defensive backs. Can be overpowering as a blocker and hunts for someone to hit. Is explosive after the catch because his first move is upfield. Is elusive, has make-you-miss ability, vision, body lean and patience. Gets off the ball well and consistently beats the jam. Eats up most defensive backs who try to press him. Built like a tight end, runs like a halfback.

Negatives: Is inconsistent with his concentration and drops too many balls. Relies too much on his God-given talent. Needs route refinement and better attention to detail in his film and classroom studies. Is not consistently physical. Could be a better downfield blocker.

Summary: Could have benefited from another year at Miami, but frankly didn't need it. He is one of the top two WR prospects in the draft.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.