This is Plaxico's 2000 Draft Profile: Plaxico Burress | WR | Michigan St. | Big Ten Selected by Pittsburgh Steelers in round 1, pick 8 (#8 overall) Ht Wt 40 BP SS LS VJ BJ Grade 6'5½" 230 4.55 - - - 33 9'7" 9.24 Junior eligible. A huge target in the Herman Moore mold. Has a big frame and very long arms. Physical, athletic and confident. Lacks dynamic initial quickness, but is difficult to jam. Gets separation against the press. Creates mismatches because of his size. Longstrider with some deep acceleration. Lazy at times in his routes. Has inconsistent hands -- tends to cradle the ball into his body, but extends when he has to. Shows good concentration with defenders on him. Powerful runner. Tough to knock off his feet. Strong blocker. Has impact abilities. Mike Williams Official Bio College: USC Height: 6-4 1/2 Position: Wide Receiver Weight: 228 Class: Junior 40-Yard: 4.56 Strengths: Great size...Very good hands...A terror in the red zone...Has a nose for the end zone...Will out-leap and out-muscle any cornerback...Put up some huge numbers and was the star on a National Championship team. Weaknesses: Lacks excellent pure speed...Only played two years of college football...Needs to refine his overall game...Must master the nuances of the position...Will have to shake off the rust after not playing in 2004. Notes: Rare talent...Could be an elite NFL wideout...Tried to enter the 2004 draft after his true sophomore year on the heels of the Maurice Clarett ruling but when that was overturned he was left out in the cold...Was dominant during his short college career...Some teams may look at him as a tight end prospect because of his size and lack of top speed...Would have been a Top 15 pick in 2004 but may go even higher in 2005 since it will be a weaker class of wideouts. Last year during his workouts, Willimas ran a 4.56 forty and Plaxico ran a 4.55 forty. The odd thing that I hear around the league is how Plaxico is such a great deep threat. Its not the speed that makes him a deep threat. Its his size. If you are unable to jam a receiver at the line, most WR can run by you. I was not a fan of taking a WR at 11, but if Williams or Edwards are still on the board, it is at least worth a conversation. Plaxico and Williams are clones. Even if Williams doesn't run a 4.4 forty, he still may be gone at 11. Plaxico didn't run and still doesn't run a 4.4 forty and he has had a pretty good career.