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Josh Rue

FB | (0-0, 245) | Duquesne
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Prop 48 in 1998. Carried 54 times for 187 yards and seven touchdowns and caught four passes for 46 yards in '99, and carried 86-565-6 and caught 16-157 with three touchdowns in 2000. Carried 122-916-12 and caught 7-115-2 in '01, when he gained 317 yards in the season finale vs. Canisius. Was declared academically ineligible before the start of the '02 season. Has returned kickoffs and has been used as a pass rusher on defense. Has seven career sacks. Will line up as a fullback, running back, H-back, tight end and as a stand-up rush defensive end.

Positives: Big, durable back who started every game from 1999 to 2001. Aggressive runner who will finish off his runs. Shows vision and feel. Looks natural catching the ball and will line up at tight end and in the slot at times.

Negatives: Did not play last year and has never faced top-level competition. Inconsistent blocker. Does not really know how to run pass routes. Sees himself more as a featured back than as a complementary player whose job is to do the dirty work.

Summary: Sleeper who could be a later pick or quality free agent and develop into an NFL starter.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.