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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

Ben Wilkerson - C

 Ben Wilkerson Grade: 3.58
 Position: C
 Class: Sr
 School: LSU
 Conference: SEC
 Ht., Wt.: 6-3.5, 299
 40 Time: 5.49

BIO: Four-year starter awarded both SEC Academic and All-Conference honors throughout his career. First team All-America and Remington Trophy winner as a senior, despite missing the last three games of the season with a torn patella tendon.

POSITIVES: Athletic lineman with both size and growth potential. Good position blocker who keeps his feet moving throughout the action and walls defenders from the play. Quick off the snap into blocks, displays footwork in space and immediately gets his hands up into opponents, working them throughout the action. Solid footwork in space, adjusts nicely to defenders and stays after blocks. Patient, does not overextend and fluid in every aspect.

NEGATIVES: Does not play with great balance or body control. Has a soft build, must improve his playing strength and not dominant at the point of attack.

ANALYSIS: A solid prospect with natural abilities, Wilkerson has been a productive collegiate lineman the past four years. Offers good upside for the next level, but must dedicate himself to the weight room and significantly improve his playing strength.

PROJECTION: Early Fourth Round

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