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Dan Stricker

WR | (6-2, 203, 4.63) | Vanderbilt
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Outstanding high school baseball and football player who was drafted as a pitcher coming out of high school. Caught 12 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns in 1999; 61-994-5 in 2000; and 65-1,079-8 in '01. Second-team All-Southeastern Conference in 2000 and first-team in '01. Had left shoulder scoped April 8, 2002. Almost entered the '02 draft when Vanderbilt hired a run-oriented head coach, Bobby Johnson, but Stricker stayed in school after Johnson mapped out his plans for Stricker in his offense. Caught 44-620-6 as a senior.

Positives: Big, smart, durable, tough, physical and very productive receiver with a good release and good hands. Very good in crowds and is courageous over the middle. Gives good effort as a blocker. Good body control. Runs precise routes and knows how to set up a defensive back. Has a 39-inch vertical. Good concentration. Reliable perfectionist. Quick, good feet and makes good cuts.

Negatives: Lacks a burst. Not real sudden or explosive. Not a home-run hitter. Gets jammed at times and has questionable make-you-miss. Has good but not great hands. Better vs. zone than man coverage.

Summary: Plays bigger than his size and should be a late second-day pick.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.