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Jeremy Shockey | TE | Miami (FL) | Big East Conference
Selected by New York Giants in round 1, pick 14 (14 overall)
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'4½ 255 4.55 4.07
Jeremy Shockey
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Junior-college transfer that spent only two seasons at Miami and leaves school a year early. First team All-Conference selection last year and also got mention as an All-American choice after leading the team in receiving with 40/519/13/7. Primarily a backup in 2000 but still a second team All-Conference pick after catching 21/296/14.1/3. Junior college All-American as a true freshman in '99 spending the season at Northeast Oklahoma A&M. Timed in the low 4.5's at Miami's pro day on March 7th but his playing speed is much slower than that.

Terrific pass catching tight end with great football instincts. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, displays solid route running skills and consistently finds the open spot in the field, making himself an available target for the quarterback. Soft, natural hands that he extends away from his body and plucks the ball out of the air. Uses his frame to shield away opponents and protect the pass, keeps his focus and concentration throughout the play and looks the ball into his hands. Comes back to the pass, adjusts well to the errant throw and makes the tough grab in traffic. On the same page as his quarterback and almost clairvoyant as to reading the signal caller's mind. Breaks down well blocking, bends his knees and plays with leverage. Effectively uses his hands in pass protection, stays square and keeps the opponent in front of him. Runs well laterally and catches the pass in stride. Though he gives good effort, not strong at the point of attack, bends at the waist and over extends into his blocks, causing him to be off balance. Gets minimal results from his blocking; does not turn opponents out in running situations and has difficulty with quick, nimble defenders in pass protection. Does not show the downfield speed nor does he make many plays in the defensive backfield. Young and slowly turning into a complete tight end that will be a productive player at the next level. Should be able to start as a rookie and have a long career in the NFL. Late First Round.

2001 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
45 604 13.4 8

2001 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
0 0 0

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