2003 NFL Draft 2003 NFL Draft

Grading System
Dewayne Robertson - DT Position: DT
Class: Underclassman
School: Kentucky
Conference: SEC
Ht., Wt.: 6'3½, 317
40 Time: 5.05
Grade: 4.66

Selected by New York Jets
Round 1, pick 4 (4 overall)
BIO: Junior entry who totaled 48 tackles, 8 1/2 tackles for loss and five sacks last season. Started nine games as a sophomore posting 26-4-1, missing two contests with a sprained ankle. Made an immediate impact as a true freshman starting 11 games and being named as a Freshman All-SEC after numbers of 40-13.5-3. Recently ran a 4.85 at 325-pounds.

POSITIVES: Explosive interior defender effective stuffing the run or rushing the passer. Built low to the ground, gets underneath opponents and keeps his feet driving up the field, getting a lot of push. Doubled by opponents but wedges his way through blockers, rarely off his feet and chases to get involved in the action. Displays explosion and a burst of closing speed bearing down on ball carriers. Can twist or stunt and effective making plays laterally.

NEGATIVES: Must improve his hand technique as he has difficulty disengaging from opponents at the point. Short and engulfed by big bodied blockers.

ANALYSIS: Productive lineman with a great degree of suddenness to his game and the player opposing offenses focus on every snap. Offers a lot of upside potential at the next level and would be effective in a two gap scheme. Combines athleticism and tenacity which should make him a high pick in April.

PROJECTION: Early First Round

Photo: SEC

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