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Davon Drew (TE)
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 256
College: East Carolina
Conference: Conference USA
Hometown: New Bern, NC
High School: New Bern
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Selected by: Baltimore Ravens
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 13 (149)
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Pick Analysis: The Ravens grab an athletic receiving tight end with good hands and ball skills. Drew has only spent a few seasons at the position, but he has flashed enough skill as a pass catcher that he is viewed a potential H-back as a pro.
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Overview

Drew took advantage of ECU's climb to national prominence early in the season to improve his draft stock. The honorable mention All-Conference USA pick is an ideal H-back candidate because of his size and receiving skills (43 catches for 695 yards and three scores). Came to college a successful high school quarterback out of North Carolina and played quarterback his first two seasons at ECU, so he's still learning his new position. Scouts think his best football is yet to come. Had an arm span of 34 1/8 inches and a hand span of 9 1/2 inches at the combine.


High School

Helped lead Bears to back-to-back state championship appearances in 2002 and 2003 ... Compiled a 30-3 record as a starting quarterback under the direction of coach Chip Williams ... The Big East Conference Co-Player-of-the-Year as a junior ... A two-time all-conference selection and an all-state pick during senior campaign ... Completed 99 of 203 passes for 1,709 yards and 20 TDs while only suffering nine interceptions as a senior ... Rushed for 492 yards and eight scores on 107 carries ...An All-America selection by PrepStar Magazine ... Ranked among the top 25 quarterbacks in the nation according to ESPN.com's Tom Lemming ... Also rated as the 24th-best prospect in North Carolina by PrepStar Magazine ... Earned a total of nine varsity letters (four in basketball, three in football and two in track).


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Analysis

Positives: Good height with long arms, strong biceps and adequate lower body build. Versatile enough to be used outside, in the slot, in motion and on the line. Reliable hands and will snatch the ball outside his frame. Good release off the line, and can use hands to shake off linebackers and get into his route. Will set up out routes well, using his long arms to get separation. Quick enough to threaten the seam and open up underneath routes. Fights off arm tackles and gain additional yardage after the catch. Former quarterback who knows when to sit down in zones and works to make himself available. Very willing run and pass blocker, giving good effort.


Negatives: Body type somewhere between a receiver and tight end. Will be better as a H-back in the pros. Only average straight-line speed and does not separate from quicker linebackers. Potentially good blocker but needs a lot of technique work. Lunges in his in-line blocks, gets ripped too easily and loses his balance. Blocks downfield but does not always hit his target or sustain well as he fails to use his hands or move his feet. Will lower the shoulder instead of sustaining when in a fullback mode inside. Needs work on his route running - doesn't sink his hips and will round off his cuts.


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