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Grading System
DERRICK ROCHE
Position: OG
Class: Sr
School: Wash. St.
Conference: Pac-10
Ht., Wt.: 6'5, 285
40 Time: 5.37
Grade: 2.98

BIO: Three-year starter who saw limited action with the first team as a red-shirt freshman. All-Conference selection as a junior and senior.

POSITIVES: Fundamentally sound guard best in confined quarters. Blocks with a wide base, stays with the action and keeps opponents in front of him. Smart, quickly picks up assignments and displays good punch with his hands, turn defenders off the line. Can slide his feet and adequate skills in space.

NEGATIVES: Not nimble, minimal skills on the second level and lacks body adjustment. Bends at the waist, lacks balance and a marginal athlete.

ANALYSIS: Size potential is a plus as is his tenacity which could find him a home on a practice squad.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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