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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Draft Rewind 2002 - Dwight Freeney - Indianapolis Colts

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DWIGHT FREENEY: Syracuse, 6006 266 4.53. A shorter than ideal 4-3 right end with a solid build, good strength, and excellent speed. Extremely productive — led the nation in sacks as a senior. Very quick off the ball. Attacks with good lean. Can penetrate gaps and disrupt blocking schemes. Protects his legs well. Plays with good knee bend and balance. Quick with his hands but is slow to shed blocks — can get tied up and leveraged out. Has a great initial burst off contact to chase plays away. Locates quickly and takes good pursuit angles. Dynamic pass rusher who pressures the edge really well. Gets ridden wide too often but he is explosive in his close on the quarterback once he turns the corner. Light on his feet. Agile. Can spin with good control. Could project as a linebacker — has some experience dropping into coverage. Impressed at the Senior Bowl before suffering an ankle injury during practice. More of a pass rusher than all-around player but should be effective in that area as a pro.