SELECTED BY NEW ENGLAND , ROUND 4, PICK 17, OVERALL PICK 113
OT | (0-0, 321) | Florida State
By Pro Football WeeklyNotes: High school All-American in football and a top weight man who put the shot more than 60 feet. Started the last seven games as a redshirt freshman in 1999 and won second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors. All-ACC in 2000 despite missing six starts with an ankle injury. Won the Jacobs Trophy as the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Year in '01, despite missing two games with a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament. Started every game and won the Jacobs Trophy for the second year in a row last fall. Was a left tackle until '02, when he played on both sides.Positives: Good size and weight-room strength. Strong upper body and hands. Very good use of hands. Gets into his blocks quickly. Can play anywhere on the line except center. Does a good job of tying up the man he is blocking. Understands blocking angles and positioning. Patient and technically sound as a pass blocker with good awareness. Is tough and plays with pain.Negatives: Lacks lower-body strength and explosion and is not a very powerful run blocker. A little stiff and is not much of knee-bender. Tends to play too upright. Has shorter arms for a man his size and does not have really quick feet, which could lead to problems versus the wide speed rush. Summary: Solid but not super prospect who may wind up inside as a guard at the next level.* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.