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James Lee

DT | (0-0, 327) | Oregon State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Attended College of the Redwoods (Calif.) in 1999 and 2000, when he was a team captain and a second-team junior college All-American. Was mostly a backup in '01, when he played in each of the first 10 games but did not play in the season finale vs. Oregon. Recorded nine tackles and two tackles for loss. Played in every game in '02 and had 29 tackles, seven tackles for loss and one forced fumble.

Positives: Good size and frame. Can penetrate and disrupt in the backfield but is at his best absorbing blockers to allow linebackers to run. Has some athletic ability and quickness and shows potential as a pass rusher at times. Makes a lot of one-man tackles. Showed improved straight-line speed at the Combine.

Negatives: Must get stronger in his upper body and learn how to use his hands and leverage. Wears down quickly and is not sudden. Is not a true pass-rusher and is likely only a two-down defensive tackle in the NFL. Will tug and lean late in drives and games. Must work on technique and use of hands. Could use lower-body strength better.

Summary: Has a lot of areas that need work and tends to rely on natural ability too much. Does have value for a team looking to add depth in the middle of the line.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.