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Dedrick Epps
Round 7, Pick 235
Position: TE
Class: 4Sr
School: Miami-Fl
Conference: Atlantic Coast
HT: 6-3.5
WT: 250
40 Time: 4.80
Biography: Two-year starter who totaled 19/247/3 as a senior after junior numbers of 22/304/2.

Positives: Fairly athletic tight end with developing game. Blocks with terrific fundamentals bending his knees and immediately getting his hands into opponents. Explosive at the point, works blocks hard and quickly gets off the line into pass routes. Uses his frame to shield away defenders and protect the pass. Displays good eye/hand coordination, gets vertical and extends to grab the ball from the air. Above average playing speed.

Negatives: Marginal strength as a blocker and pass catcher. Really does not get much movement and struggles to handle ordinary opponents.

Analysis: Epps is a talented tight end with a large degree of upside potential. He's shown flashes of ability and has all the skills necessary to develop into a solid second tight end for an NFL franchise.

Projection: 7-FA
2009 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Average Per Reception Receiving Touchdowns
19 247 13.0 3
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