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Kareem Kelly

SELECTED BY NEW YORK , ROUND 7, PICK 2, OVERALL PICK 203
WR | (5-11, 186, 4.45) | USC
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: High school football and track All-American. Three-time California state sprint champion who qualified for the World Junior Olympics in the 100- and 200-meter dash. Has sprinted for the USC track team and has personal bests of 10.33 in the 100 meters and 5.67 in the 50 meters. Freshman All-American and Pacific-10 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 1999, when he caught 54 passes for 902 yards and four touchdowns despite starting only twice. Started nine games in both 2000 and '01. Caught 55-796-4 in 2000 and 46-768-3 in '01, when he dropped four balls vs. Notre Dame. Started 12 games in 2002, catching 43-531-4, averaging 12.3 yards per catch and returning 11 punts for 76 yards.

Positives: Has tremendous speed and good balance and athletic ability. Can run after the catch and adjust to the ball. Has lots of talent. Quick off the line of scrimmage with speed and quickness. Good hands. Makes tough catches. Can make sharp cuts and big plays. Great speed. Can make a defender miss, adjust to and catch the off-line throw and make the great catch and run.

Negatives: Hot and cold, makes a big play and then a bad play. Does not make the tough catch, not physical and has a track mentality. Unreliable. Poor attitude. Lacks toughness and maturity. Spoiled and immature. Does not react well in crowd or give effort to block. Inconsistent catcher with a concentration issue. Makes easy drops. Runs inconsistent routes, gets lazy and rounds off. Questionable mental focus. High maintenance. Likes to complain and always seems to have a problem with something. Not very big. Poor-to-average worker. Catches with his body. Needs to pay much better attention to detail.

Summary: Overrated. Has poor character but the ability to compete for a roster spot.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.