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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

Jerious Norwood - RB

 Jerious Norwood Grade: 3.85
 Position: RB
 Class: Sr
 School: Mississippi St
 Conference: Southeastern
 Ht., Wt.: 5-11.5, 210
 40 Time: 4.36
  Selected by: Atlanta Falcons
  Round 3, pick 15 (79 overall)

BIO: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection since his junior campaign. Senior rushing totals included 191/1,136/6 with 19/96/2 as a pass-catcher. Posted 1,050 rushing yards the prior year.

POSITIVES: Explosive ball carrier also projects to wide receiver. Patient, displays good running vision and finds the openings in the defense. Quick-footed, bounces around piles or gets through the small creases of the defense. Fast enough to beat defenders around the corner and take it the distance. Solid pass-catcher and makes the reception away from his frame.

NEGATIVES: Not a strong back who picks up yardage off initial contact. Must improve his blocking. Does not consistently play to his timed speed.

ANALYSIS: Offering outstanding size/speed numbers, Norwood is a situational back who can also be lined up at wideout. Much better pass-catcher than his numbers would dictate, and offers starting potential.

Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty

2005 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
19 96 5.05 2

2005 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
1180 191 6.18 6

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