CNNSI.com NFL Draft 2002


 
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Jeremy Slechta | DT | Nebraska | Big Twelve Conference
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'5 280 5.18 3.36
Former backup that moved into the full-time starting position as a senior, totaling 44/3/1. 25/4/1 as a junior when he started half the season after 19/5/3 during his sophomore campaign.

Athletic. hard-working lineman with the potential to get bigger. Quick off the snap with a nice first step, moves well laterally and pursues the ballcarrier from the backside with speed. Uses his hands to stay off blocks and wedges his way through opponents. Lacks the great body control or ability to adjust off the initial hit, wears down over the course of a game, and not strong at the point of attack. Handled in one-on-one blocking situations and even pushed off the line of scrimmage. Solid developmental prospect that could flourish if placed next to a wide body on the defensive line. Free Agent.

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