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Josh Elliott
August 28, 2000
The interview is over—in the mind of rookie Stockar McDougle at least—so he faces the reporter and displays the technique that made him a first-round draft choice: the initial burst, the deft footwork, the extended arms, the drive while keeping his body low. It is textbook, the kind of play that the Lions envisioned when they drafted McDougle with the 20th pick out of Oklahoma. While the interviewer can only stare, McDougle's teammates, having already glimpsed the 6'6", 350-pound left guard on the field, laugh. Such talents, combined with a work ethic that has team officials raving, should make the irascible McDougle, who is expected to miss the first four weeks with a sprained left knee, a starter for years to come.
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August 28, 2000

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The interview is over—in the mind of rookie Stockar McDougle at least—so he faces the reporter and displays the technique that made him a first-round draft choice: the initial burst, the deft footwork, the extended arms, the drive while keeping his body low. It is textbook, the kind of play that the Lions envisioned when they drafted McDougle with the 20th pick out of Oklahoma. While the interviewer can only stare, McDougle's teammates, having already glimpsed the 6'6", 350-pound left guard on the field, laugh. Such talents, combined with a work ethic that has team officials raving, should make the irascible McDougle, who is expected to miss the first four weeks with a sprained left knee, a starter for years to come.

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