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Paul Arnold

WR | (0-0, 213) | Washington
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: High school All-America running back, state 3A 200-meter dash champ and finished second in 100 meters. High school bests were 10.6 in the 100 meters and 21.8 in the 200. Played in every game as a true freshman in 1999, carrying 40 times for 251 yards and two touchdowns, catching five passes for 11 yards and returning 14 kickoffs for 348 yards with one TD. Started six of the first seven games in 2000 before suffering a season-ending back injury. Carried 58-296-1 and caught 10-138-0 in 2000. Moved to wide receiver in '01 and started eight of 11 games, catching 43-649-4. Made 10 starts in '02 and caught 36-507-5.

Positives: Is a big receiver with good athletic ability, feet and football intelligence. Can run after the catch and will handle returns. Has balance and quickness and is elusive in the open field. Catches with his hands. Looks the part. Has 401 -inch vertical.

Negatives: Is very raw, which shows in his route-running. Is not a burner, sometimes catches with his body and doesn't build speed. Is not a natural receiver and will get a slow release, doesn't block well and has chronic back problems. Does not play that fast.

Summary: Could make a team as a special-teams player and possibly develop into a fourth receiver.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.