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Rocky Bernard | DE | Texas A&M | Big Twelve Conference
Selected by Seattle Seahawks in round 5, pick 11 (146 overall)
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'3½ 294 4.96 3.45
Three-year starter that saw extensive playing action as a true freshman. Totaled 63/13/5 as a senior after missing the entire 2000 season with a torn knee ligament. Totaled 26/7/4 as a true junior after impacting the prior year when he registered 58/6/1. Strong weight room prospect that bench presses close to 500 pounds and has squats near 600 pound.

Athletic defensive line prospect that offers some potential in the future at either end or tackle. Quick off the snap with a nice first step, fluid changing direction or his angle of attack and makes plays laterally out to the flanks. Collapses outside in defending the run, forceful moving up the field and rarely off his feet. Technically sound with his hands working to get off blocks, flashes strength at the point and for the most part plays low to the ground with leverage. Easily pushed out of his pass rush angle at times and does not always transfer his weight lifting strength onto the football field. Inconsistent performer prior to his knee injury but seemingly headed in the right direction based off of last year. May not be drafted but definitely a practice squad type prospect. Free Agent.

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