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2006 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences

 Matthew Rice Grade: 3.11
 Position: DE
 Class: Sr
 School: Penn State
 Conference: Big Ten
 Ht., Wt.: 6-4, 271
 40 Time: 5
 

BIO: Three-year starter who posted 55/9/5 as a senior after junior totals of 51/6/3.

POSITIVES: Improving defensive lineman with a nice degree of upside. Plays with good pad level, rarely off his feet and moves well to the sidelines. Flashes quickness and immediately alters his angle of attack. Displays power in his lower body.

NEGATIVES: Slow locating the ball and has marginal skills in pursuit. Must improve his upper body playing strength and hand techniques. Has a laundry list of off-the-field incidents.

ANALYSIS: Turning in a solid senior campaign, Rice flashes ability but needs more consistency. Has a chance to make it if he gets his priorities in order.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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