SELECTED BY NEW ENGLAND , ROUND 2, PICK 31, OVERALL PICK 63
TE | (6-5, 247, 4.65) | Stanford
By Pro Football WeeklyNotes: Played quarterback, wide receiver and defensive end in high school and ran track, running the 100 meters in 11.0 seconds and the 110 high hurdles in 14.3. Third-year sophomore who redshirted as a quarterback in 2000. Lettered in basketball in 2000, playing in 28 games, averaging 4.1 points and 2.2 rebounds. Played in 25 games, averaged 5.8 points and 4.8 rebounds as a power forward in '01. Moved to wide receiver in '01, where he caught 38 passes for 565 yards and seven touchdowns. Was named Pacific-10 Co-Freshman of the Year. Two-year letter-winner in both football and basketball, he gave up final two seasons in both football and basketball to enter draft. Started all 11 games played in '02, catching a team-high 41-467-8. Caught at least one TD pass in 14-of-23 games in which he played.Positives: Rare size and athletic ability. Can jump. Great height. Has long arms and big hands. Creates mismatches with defensive backs. Moves pretty well for a guy his size. Have to worry about him because he can hit the seam and go up and take it away. Negatives: Drops too many passes over the middle. Does not have great speed and quickness to separate. Struggles as a blocker. Doesn't have great change of direction or burst out of his break. Won't outrun people.Summary: Lacks speed to be a receiver and could be best-suited as a tight end or H-back. Where he is selected will depend on what a team plans to do with him. Could sneak up to the second round.* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.