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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

Adrian McPherson - QB

 Adrian McPherson Grade: 3.84
 Position: QB
 Class: 4Jr
 School: Florida St.
 Conference: ACC
 Ht., Wt.: 6-3.5, 218
 40 Time: 4.55
  Selected by: New Orleans Saints
  Round 5, pick 16 (152 overall)

BIO: Played with the Indiana Firebirds last season in the Arena League completing 59.9 percent/3,297/61/5. Played in nine games at Florida State during the '02 campaign and finished with numbers of 51.6 percent/1,017/12/1. Dismissed from the FSU program in November of that year after being found guilty of forging and cashing a stolen check. Later brought up on misdemeanor charges of gambling, a trial which ended in a hung jury.

POSITIVES: Naturally gifted athlete with an abundant amount of upside potential. Possesses a live arm, zips the outs or easily drives the ball downfield. Displays a good sense of timing, hits receivers in stride yet also puts touch on passes when necessary. Sized well and has the ability to make plays with his legs.

NEGATIVES: Short arms his throwing motion and delivers the ball with a three-quarters delivery. Marginal experience playing against top competition on a regulation football field.

ANALYSIS: A prospect with top athletic skills and football abilities, McPherson could end up as the steal in this year's draft. Seemingly overcame his off the field problems from the past and has matured as an individual. Needs time, patience and repetition but could offer huge results for a team willing to put forth the effort.

PROJECTION: Mid Second Round

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