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Donte Stallworth | WR | Tennessee | Southeastern Conference
Selected by New Orleans Saints in round 1, pick 13 (13 overall)
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'0 197 4.32 4.15
Donte Stallworth
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Two-year starter and second team All-Conference selection last year. Played in only nine games as a redshirt junior after suffering a broken wrist in the season opener against Syracuse, but still finished the year with 41/821/20/10. Totaled 35/519/14.8/2 as a sophomore and 23/407/17.7/1 the prior year. Occasionally saw action as a return specialist through college.

Speedy wideout prospect still developing his game. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, quick out of his pass routes and naturally comes back to the ball. Fast in either a straight line or laterally, stretches the defense and gets downfield behind defenders. Extends for the high throw and plucks the ball out of the air. Excellent body control, adjustment and positions himself nicely to make the catch. Displays solid eye/hand coordination, looks the ball in and catches the pass away from his body. Times and anticipates his deep receptions well showing the ability to get up vertically for the reception and make the catch in a crowd. Also reads the defense, gets open and makes himself an available target for the quarterback. Not strong and has difficulty with big, physical corners. Production numbers have never been outstanding which is more a result of his injury last season and depth the Tennessee program traditionally has at the receiver position. May need time to develop at the start of his career but a top prospect with a large amount of upside potential that should eventually grow into a solid Number 1 receiver. Mid First Round.

2001 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
49 940 19.2 10

2001 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
55 3 18.3 0

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