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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

 Mikal Baaqee Grade: 3.12
 Position: OLB
 Class: Sr
 School: Virginia Tech
 Conference: ACC
 Ht., Wt.: 6-2, 223
 40 Time: 4.82
 

BIO: Three-year starter who led Virginia Tech in tackles last season with 71. Posted 109 as a junior after 112 his initial year in the starting lineup.

POSITIVES: Undersized yet explosive linebacker who flies around the field working to get involved in the action. Quick filling gaps in run defense, immediately changes direction and displays lateral speed. Diagnosis the action and disciplined in coverage. Gets depth on drops and reads the quarterback. Fast in pursuit chasing the play from any direction. Tough and always working to get involved.

NEGATIVES: Small for a linebacker, engulfed at the point of attack and struggles coming off blocks. Does not display great skill in coverage.

ANALYSIS: Built more for the safety position rather then linebacker, Baaqee, is a fiery defender who could find a home as a backup on the weak-side in a 34 defense and make an impact on special teams.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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