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North 2002 Season
Team W L
Pittsburgh 11 1/2 6 1/2
Browns 9 8
Baltimore 7 9
Bengals 2 14

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jeff_faine.jpg - 2518 Bytes With 21st pick the Browns take 6'2", 305 lb., Jeff Faine, Center from Notre Dame !
Positives: Has an even proportioned frame with adequate upper- and lower-body muscle definition … Frame has room to add more bulk and muscle with no dropoff in quickness … Has adequate quickness off the snap to gain advantage and above-average lateral agility to make the reach block … Engages with force and uses his leg strength and balance to gain movement … Shows good hand placement and agility to drive and sustain contact … Will position and wall off with quickness and consistently sticks and finishes … Has good body control on the move and can reach the second level with ease … Sets quickly with good awareness and engages with leverage in pass protection … Uses his hands well to control and sustain … Shows the agility to slide and adjust on the move.
Three-year starter who has led the team's down linemen in minutes played during the last two seasons … A solid drive blocker with good quickness off the snap, he shows superb hand usage when attempting to sustain blocks in pass protection.

ChaunThompson.jpg - 2064 Bytes 50th pick: Chaun Thompson Position: Outside/Inside Linebacker College: West Texas A&M Height: 6-2 Weight: 240
Positives: Has good body structure with solid muscle mass and thickness … Shows above-average quickness, agility and balance … Quiet leader with good work habits, both on and off the field … Uses his size and strength to effectively win battles at the point of attack … Stays on his feet, using his hands properly to defeat the low blocks … Very active with his hands, using them quickly to shed and shows the ability to extend, pluck and snatch the ball … Has the pursuit speed needed to immediately cover ground … Gets depth in his zone-pass drop and breaks on the ball well … Combative type who will fight through traffic to come off the edge and get to the quarterback … Faces up and delivers good pop and explosion behind his tackles, especially when working in space … Consistent wrapup, drag-down tackler shows a good closing burst in his back side pursuit.
Former defensive end who found a home as an outside linebacker during his sophomore year … The three-year starter sat out the 2000 campaign with an elbow injury, but has been a model of consistency for the Buffs, registering at least 100 tackles in each of his last three seasons … Finished his career with 358 tackles (172 solos), 8 sacks for minus-76 yards, 40 stops for losses of 178 yards, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 forced fumbles, 3 interceptions and 9 pass deflections in 44 games.

CrockerChris.jpg - 2603 Bytes 84th pick Chris Crocker Position: Free Safety College: Marshall Height: 6-0 Weight: 194
Positives: Physical tackler with quick feet and above-average balance … Has very good linear speed, showing a sharp burst coming out of his backpedal … Keeps his balance, avoids low blocks and does a nice job with his hands in redirecting the receivers in press coverage … Won't shy away from contact and does a good job of breaking down the plays in the short area.

115th pick Lee Suggs RB | (5-11, 202, 4.55) | VIRGINIA TECH
Positives: Has excellent speed. Thick, solid and well-cut body with a good bubble. Very quick and fast with shiftiness and great acceleration. Anticipates, sees holes and cutback lanes. Is instinctive, especially inside, and powerful and breaks tackles. Good lateral movement. Runs strong with low pads. Is a willing and tough blocker, a great worker and a great competitor. North-south, top goal-line runner and non-fumbler with exceptional balance. Will work to finish his runs, breaks arm tackles and gets a lot of yardage after contact.

Summary: Suggs can run with speed and power. Had he not suffered a knee injury in 2001, he would be a first-rounder, and perhaps the best back in the draft. He would be a good value in the second round.

142th pick Ryan Pontbriand C | (6-2, 255, 5.0 | Rice
Important special teams contributor as the Owls’ deep snapper…In 2000 played in 11 games on special teams…Credited with 5 tackles on the season…In 1999 played in all 11 games on special teams, and had coverage tackles vs. Houston, Tulsa and Fresno State…Redshirted in 1998.
Summary: excellent long snapper!

151th pick Mike Lehan CB | (5-11, 196, 4.5) | MINNESOTA
Positives: Is a captain and a leader. Fine athlete with good speed, range, quickness, agility and balance. Is a character guy. Wants to defend top receivers.
Summary: Has not shown the ability to handle man coverage and might be better suited for a safety position if he can add bulk and learn to be more consistent in run support.

172th pick Antonio Garay DL | (6-2, 295, 4.8) | BOSTON COLLEGE
Positives: Can be dominating or close to it when he is healthy. Can play end or tackle and might be an ideal 3-4 end. Is very strong with good leverage and can use hands to shed. A power player who can run and a good inside power rusher who can improve with technique and moves. Has enough speed to come off the corner. Hustles and chases the ball.
Summary: Is now healthy, and with a clean bill of health would be a top prospect. With so many injuries in the past, however, his long-term health and durability are huge concerns.

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