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    Rd 1 - 015 - Lawrence Timmons LB, Florida State
    BIOGRAPHY: Moved into the starting unit last season and burst on the scene with career-best tackling numbers of 79/18/5. Played behind former first-round pick Ernie Sims the previous season, also seeing extensive time on special teams.

    POSITIVES: Athletic defender who forces the action anywhere on the field. Easily defeats blocks, is fast to the sidelines and cuts off the corners. Quickly changes direction, displays skill in pursuit and rarely is off his feet. Explosive up the field in run defense.

    NEGATIVES: Not efficient, and takes improper angles to the action. Hesitant and does not display top instincts.

    ANALYSIS: Standing out in his first year as a defensive starter, Timmons offers outstanding size, speed and potential. Would have been an early draft pick if he returned to college for another season, yet will be a future starter once he fully develops his football skills.


    Rd 2 - 046 - LaMarr Woodley DE, Michigan

    BIOGRAPHY: Big-10 Defensive Player of the Year as a senior after posting 36/16.5/12. Junior totals were 48/16/70 after a career-high 70 tackles as a sophomore. Broke into the starting lineup as a freshman.

    POSITIVES: Hard-working defender who makes a lot of plays up the field. Explodes off the snap with a quick first step, can bend off the edge and is fast up the field. Plays with terrific leverage, displays an array of moves and easily beats immobile blockers.

    NEGATIVES: Lacks the ideal measurables and may not have a true pro position. Only occasionally asked to make plays in reverse. Benefited from the terrific talent around him at Michigan.

    ANALYSIS: A game-disrupting defender on the college level, Woodley positively impacted the Michigan defense since his arrival. Impressive on film, he could be ideally suited as a rush linebacker in the NFL. May need time to get adjusted but will be productive at the next level.


    Rd 3 - 077 - Matt Spaeth TE, Minnesota

    BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter who's been an All-Conference selection since his sophomore campaign. Senior totals included 47/564/4 despite playing with a major shoulder injury during the second half of the season. Junior totals were 26/333/4.

    POSITIVES: Efficient tight end with an all-around game. Solid pass-catcher who consistently works to get separation, looks the ball into his hands and takes a pounding yet holds onto the throw. Uses his frame to shield away opponents.

    NEGATIVES: Not explosive at the point nor a tight end who finishes blocks. Lacks the speed to split the seams or create mismatches in the secondary. May not be 100 percent from his shoulder surgery for a while.

    ANALYSIS: Consistent as both a blocker and pass-catcher the past three years, Spaeth has the ability to be a number two tight end at the next level.


    Rd 4 - 113 - From Greenbay - Daniel Sepulveda P, Baylor

    Rd 4 - 119 - Traded to Greenbay
    Rd 4 - 132 - Ryan McBean DE, Oklahoma State
    Rd 5 - 156 - Cameron Stephenson OG, Rutgers
    Rd 5 - 170 - William Gay CB, Louisville
    Rd 6 - 192 - Traded to Greenbay
    Rd 7 - 227 - Dallas Baker WR, Florida

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