CNNSI.com NFL Draft 2002


 
Grading System
Antwan Kirk-Hughes | OG | Texas | Big Twelve Conference
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'3 315 5.42 3.48
Three-year starter that saw extensive playing action as a true freshman. Suffered shoulder problems during his junior campaign which slowed his development.

Athletic guard that displayed flashes of ability early in his career. Quick off the snap into his blocks, starts low to the ground with a wide base and initially gets leverage on opponents. Uses his hands effectively throughout the play. Can shuffle and slide his feet, moves well laterally and efficient blocking on the second level or moving in space. Cognizant lineman aware of his assignments and works well with line-mates. Stays square working to keep opponents in front of him at all times. Does not block with great balance, has difficulty sustaining his blocks for any period of time and inconsistent in his play. Not strong, especially in his upper body, which may be a result of the prior shoulder injury. Solid underlying skills and athleticism. How his shoulder holds up and his ability to get into the weight room to improve his overall strength will dictate much for his future. Early Sixth Round.

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