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OSI UMENYIORA
Position: DE
Class: Sr
School: Troy St.
Conference: I-A Ind.
Ht., Wt.: 6'3, 280
40 Time: 4.82
Grade: 3.43

Selected by New York Giants
Round 2, pick 24 (56 overall)
BIO: Celebrated defensive lineman who played at three different positions on the Troy State front four. Posted 57 tackles and led the team with 20 tackles for loss and 16 sacks as a senior. Junior totals were 59-10-6 as a junior after 83 tackles during the 2000 campaign. Moved into the starting lineup as a red-shirt freshman.

POSITIVES: Athletic and versatile lineman who may have finally found a home at defensive end. Breaks down well, plays with leverage and rarely off his feet. Quick off the snap, immediately alters his angle of attack and uses good hand technique to keep opponents off him. Displays a burst of speed and fast rushing the edge or pursuing the ball carrier on the backside.

NEGATIVES: Lacks size, strength and handled at the point. Not much of a factor in the post season when he went up against top competition.

ANALYSIS: Could develop into a fine pass rushing end, though he'll need time and patience to hone his skills.

PROJECTION: Mid Sixth Round

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