BIO: Junior college transfer and second team all-conference selection as a senior after posting 23/322/5. Totaled 13/155/2 his first season in the program.
POSITIVES: Big, athletic pass-catching target who improved his game in 2003. Fluid releasing off the line, runs well laterally and adjusts backward to pull the errant throw from the air. Always working to come free, playing fast and makes receptions in the secondary. Gets vertical and uses his large frame to shield opponents, making the difficult reception in a crowd. Good eye/hand coordination and looks the pass in. Soft hands and plucks the ball out of the air.
NEGATIVES: Not explosive off the snap, lacks balance and strength at the point. Does not bend his knees or play with balance.
ANALYSIS: A nice-sized tight end with a good amount of upside for the next level, Anderson showed well throughout the 2003 season. Needs to improve all facets of his blocking but a solid middle round choice that should eventually grow into a complete tight end.