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NFL Draft '99
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Lamar King | DE | Saginaw Valley |
Selected by Seattle Seahawks in round 1, pick 22 (#22 overall)
Ht Wt 40 BP SS LS VJ BJ Grade
6'3" 299 4.8 22 4.28 - 30.0 9'0" 7.1
He is one of the true "sleepers" in this draft and he is moving up the charts quickly. He is currently carrying 291 lbs and yet he looks like he only weighs about 275. He is an outstanding athlete for his size and he has excellent overall quickness and movement skills. He dominated on the Division 2 level and was almost unblockable. He has the best chance in this group to be a complete DE because of his size and he should still become an outstanding pass rusher because of his speed & AA. He needs work on techniques and obviously has not competed on a high level. He flashed early in Senior Bowl practices, but then pulled his hamstring and wasn't able to do much the rest of the week, which NFL teams were really hoping for. He is a mature young man with good intangibles and he should be able to make the transition from a small college to the NFL without a lot of problems. This is a guy that may not dominate in his rookie year, but he should develop into an outstanding all around DE.

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