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Grading System
PAUL ARNOLD
Position: WR
Class: Sr
School: Washington
Conference: Pac-10
Ht., Wt.: 6'1, 213
40 Time: 4.41
Grade: 3.38

BIO: Highly recruited high school prospect used at both running back and wide receiver in college. Finished his senior season with 37 receptions for 517 yards and five scores, after catching 43-649-4 as a junior and carrying the ball 58 times for 296 yards and one touchdown as a sophomore.

POSITIVES: Athletic prospect with good measurables but limited productivity. Effectively gets off jams at the line of scrimmage, has a burst of speed and second gear which enables him to get deep separation. Shield away defenders with his frame, looks the ball in and extends to grab the high pass out of the air. Catches the ball in stride and runs to daylight if given open field.

NEGATIVES: Rarely catches the ball cleanly and bobbles the throw or clutches it against his frame. Loses out in battles and cannot take a pounding. For the most part not a natural receiver. Medical history includes back problems.

ANALYSIS: May turn in some eye popping workouts prior to the draft but needs a lot of work on his overall game.

PROJECTION: Late Seventh Round

2002 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
37 517 13.97 5

2002 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
-4 1 -4 0

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