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Mike Pearson | OT | Florida | Southeastern Conference
Selected by Jacksonville Jaguars in round 2, pick 8 (40 overall)
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'6 300 5.15 4.09
Mike Pearson
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Three-year starter and All-Conference selection the past two seasons. Freshman All- American in '99.

Big, powerful left tackle coming off a terrible junior campaign. Blocks with leverage, strong in his upper body and keeps the opponent away. Effectively works his hands and looks to bury opponents. Can shuffle and slide his feet, adequately moves in space or turn opponents out run blocking. Overall not quick off the snap, lacks the great lateral range and not effective to the second level. Struggled to stay square and looked as though he was playing back on his heels most of last season. A stalwart in the making during his early college years but took a step back last year. Could have used another season in school to get back to form and definitely not the sure thing we thought he'd be prior to the beginning of 2001. Would have been a high first round selection 12 months from now had he got it together, but based on last season will slide down boards. Late First Round.

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