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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

Demarcus Ware - OLB

 Demarcus Ware Grade: 3.92
 Position: OLB
 Class: Sr
 School: Troy
 Conference: Sun Belt
 Ht., Wt.: 6-4, 251
 40 Time: 4.65
  Selected by: Dallas Cowboys
  Round 1, pick 11 (11 overall)

BIO: Three year starter and All-Conference selection as a senior after 53/19/10. Junior totals included 62/16/6 after a breakout sophomore campaign of 72/20/9.

POSITIVES: Athletic, play making defender with great potential for the next level. Keeps his pads low to the ground, fluid changing direction and pursues from the backside with speed. Quick changing direction or altering his angle of attack and possesses the ability to make plays in any direction. Fast off the edge, can flatten and very tough to stop. Doubled by opponents yet stays on his feet and holds his ground. Looked outstanding at the Combine when used at linebacker and was a force during Senior Bowl week.

NEGATIVES: Lacks the quick first step out of a three point stance. Engulfed by larger opponents. Limited experience playing in space.

ANALYSIS: A productive collegiate defensive end, Ware has the athleticism and abilities to be used at a variety of positions in the NFL. Perfectly suited to stand up over tackle in a 34 defense and could eventually develop into a solid strong side linebacker. Possesses the physical skills as well as mental abilities to see significant action as a rookie. Rising up draft boards off his performances in the postseason.

PROJECTION: Early Second Round

Photo: Sun Belt

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