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Kris Farris | OT | UCLA | Pac-10
Selected by Pittsburgh Steelers in round 3, pick 13 (#74 overall)
Ht Wt 40 BP SS LS VJ BJ Grade
6'7" 313 5.09 20 4.80 - 24.0 7'11" 6.49
Kris Farris
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There are mixed reviews about Farris as he is another junior that opted for the draft a year early. While he is a true left tackle, he is certainly not as athletic or gifted as John Tait and although many have compared him to former Bruin, Jonathan Ogden, he is not in that class. He is a big body with excellent wing span and has developed into a pretty good pass blocker. He has good range, can slide outside and is tough to get around. He is an adequate run blocker, shows good effort, but he tends to be a little bit of a waist bender and doesn't always play with great leverage. However, he has enough natural size and strength to defeat most defenders. Although he is a left tackle, it is important to note that he had a left-handed quarterback, Cade McNown, so he hasn't had to protect the back side of his QB yet. This is a guy that will probably continue to improve as he grows into his body and while he may not ever be a great player, he is certainly a solid guy. Some feel that he should be moved to right tackle.


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