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Grading System
J.R. TOLVER
Position: WR
Class: Sr
School: San Diego St.
Conference: MWC
Ht., Wt.: 6'1, 202
40 Time: 4.68
Grade: 3.3

Selected by Miami Dolphins
Round 5, pick 34 (169 overall)
BIO: First-team All-Conference selection who led the league in receiving last year posting 128 receptions for 1,785 yards and 13 scores. Team's leading receiver the prior year posting 63-878-2. Broke into the starting lineup as a red-shirt sophomore and caught 62-808-1, again leading the squad in receptions.

POSITIVES: Productive college receiver who's taken advantage of the SDSU passing offense the past three seasons. Strong and defeats jams at the line of scrimmage, stays low out of his breaks then positions himself to make the reception. Comes back to the ball, adjusts and uses his frame to shield away opponents. Displays a good sense of timing, effectively uses the sidelines and lays out to make the difficult reception. Smart and constantly finding the open spot on the field, displaying good wherewithal and awareness.

NEGATIVES: Lacks the top end speed, does not beat opponents down the field, nor can he run to the deep throw. Seemingly lets the pass get inside him and clutches the ball against his frame rather than ex10ding to catch the pass away from his body. Takes his eyes off the throw, peeks up the field and the end result are dropped passes.

ANALYSIS: Size-speed numbers are a concern though you cannot dismiss his production. Obviously best suited for a spread offense but could also make it as a team's fifth wide out.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

2002 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
128 1785 13.95 13

2002 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
40 6 6.67 1

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