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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

Laurence Maroney - RB

 Laurence Maroney Grade: 4.17
 Position: RB
 Class: Jr
 School: Minnesota
 Conference: Big Ten
 Ht., Wt.: 6-0, 217
 40 Time: 4.48
  Selected by: New England Patriots
  Round 1, pick 21 (21 overall)

BIO: Started the past three seasons in a rotational system at Minnesota. Awarded All-Conference honors since his freshman campaign. Junior totals included 281/1,464/10 on the ground with 17/170/1 as a pass-catcher. Ground totals the prior year included 217/1,348/12. Rushed for 1,000 yards each of the past three seasons.

POSITIVES: Patient, elusive ball carrier with outstanding instincts. Waits for blocks to develop, weaves through the traffic and finds the open space. Quick-footed, cuts back against the grain and makes defenders miss. Bounces around piles or beats defenders around the corner. Does not go down without a fight and falls forward when tackled. Solid pass-catcher.

NEGATIVES: Cannot run to daylight and presents himself as a one-speed back. Must pick up the blocking intensity. Not a pile-mover. Has had problems with minor nicks and bruises in the past.

ANALYSIS: Handling a lot of carries in college, Maroney showed up bigger and stronger at the combine. Could be an effective West Coast back in the NFL.

Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty

2005 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
17 170 10 1

2005 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
1524 281 5.42 10

2005 Passing Statistics
Pass Att Pass Com Pass Com Pct Pass Yds Pass Int Pass TD
1 0 0 0 0 0

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