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NFL Draft '99
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Aaron Gibson | OT | Wisconsin | Big Ten
Selected by Detroit Lions in round 1, pick 27 (#27 overall)
Ht Wt 40 BP SS LS VJ BJ Grade
6'6" 386 5.35 31 - - - - 7.4
Aaron Gibson
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Some NFL teams have actually projected him to offensive guard, but at either position he is a load. He is a proto-type right tackle in the NFL and he is the biggest man in this draft. He has a huge body with big legs and a gigantic chest and he also has long arms. He is more athletic & nimble than his size would indicate and when he makes contact, he rarely gets defeated. He has surprising flexibility and movement for a man of his size and while he is somewhat limited in his range as a pass blocker, he is impossible to bull-rush on running plays and he will win most short area "fistfights". If there are any questions about his play, it's his tendency to get out of shape and become a little sluggish. How he handles the weeks and months leading up to the draft will go a long ways determining whether he will be a top ten pick or simply go later in the 1st round. He will give the team that drafts him a physical player that should become dominating.

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