CNNSI.com NFL Draft 2002


 
Grading System
Anthony Weaver | DE | Notre Dame | IA Independents
Selected by Baltimore Ravens in round 2, pick 20 (52 overall)
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'3½ 296 4.96 3.93
Anthony Weaver
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Four-year starter that saw extensive action at both tackle and end. Played defensive end for most of his senior campaign and finished the season with 59/21/7. Junior totals were 49/13/8 after 24/2/0 as a sophomore when he spent the season at tackle.

Nice-sized, athletic lineman that can be used at several positions on the front four. Breaks down well, plays with forward lean and bends his knees. Relatively quick off the snap, moves well laterally and pursues the play nicely to the sidelines. Seemingly improved his instincts and ability to locate the ball as a senior, aggressive and likes to get involved in the action. Holds his ground against blocks and rarely off his feet. Game lacks overall explosion to the point where he looks like he's frozen in his stance at times. Stiff in his upper body, not fluid and does not appear as athletic on the field as he really is. Varying opinions on this prospect but after watching him for three years on film we feel he is a solid, not spectacular prospect that could eventually grow into a nice starter on the defensive line at either tackle or left defensive end. Early to Mid Second Round.

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