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D.j. Bleisath

DE | (6-3, 265, 4.9) | Tennessee Tech
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Lettered in football, basketball and track in high school. Redshirted as a linebacker in 1998. Moved to defensive end a year later and posted 24 tackles, four tackles for loss and one sack. Started every game and won All-Ohio Valley Conference honors in 2000, getting in on 51-23-7. Division I-AA All-American and Buck Buchanan finalist in '01, when he had 57-24-10. Started 11-of-12 games in '02 and recorded 53-10-2 and an interception.

Positives: Tough, durable, productive at I-AA level and plays with passion. Has straight-line speed. Good worker, fast and intense. Started every game on the defensive line in 2000 and '01. Relentless overachiever with a great motor, pass-rush instincts and initial quickness. Above-average speed.

Negatives: Thick legs and butt. Weak at the point of attack. Struggles defeating and shedding blocks. Marginal flexibility. Struggles to drop weight. Straight-line player who lacks change of direction to flatten and redirect. Not nifty and lacks good feet. Stiff, struggles to keep his feet clear and gets caught in trash. Lack of flexibility limits his ability to drop his hips. Limited size, play, strength potential and athletic ability for the next level. Lacks the base and lower body to play the run effectively.

Summary: A team will overlook his size and look at him in the late rounds or in free agency because of his speed.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.