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Charles Pauley

WR | (5-9, 165, 4.5) | San Jose State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: High school football, basketball and track performer. Came to San Jose from Citrus College (Calif.) in 2001 and made a big impact. Caught 41 passes for 669 yards and one TD, carried the ball 20 times for 121 yards and returned 16 punts for 118 yards and 19 kickoffs for 463 yards and zero TDs. Played in 13 games in '02, catching 60-804-4, rushing 26-67-3 and completing 2-of-2 passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Was the team's leading punt returner, returning 21 punts for 237 yards and a 11.3 average and 31 kickoffs 978 yards for two touchdowns. Named third-team All-America kick returner by the Associated Press and one of the five finalists for the Mosi Tatupu Award given to the nation's top special-teams player after finishing season ranked second in kickoff returns with a 31.5-yard average. Also named first-team All-Western Athletic Conference.

Positives: Has quick first step, good speed, hands and quick feet. Can return punts and is tough for size. Good vision. Uses blocks. Good running after the catch. Good worker. Agile with good change of direction. Shows quickness, agility, balance and athletic ability. Tough and feisty. Outstanding, very soft hands. Plucks the ball. Has a good feel for routes. Shows football intelligence. Exciting, quick and fast. Good return specialist. Has some make-you-miss. Not afraid to go inside despite his size.

Negatives: Thin, narrow and very small-boned. Size will become a factor vs. press coverage, which he rarely saw in college. Lacks great top-end speed. Not a great punt returner. Runs very raw routes. Catches lots of short flips. Frame and growth potential are concerns. Not great off the ball. Has poor play strength due to his body build and size. Arm tackles bring him down. While he tries to block, he gets manhandled, and at best can just pester the man he is blocking.

Summary: Will probably have to be a slot receiver, because at his size, he will have trouble getting off the line of scrimmage vs. the jam, unless he beats it cleanly, and the defensive back whiffs on him.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.