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    <> Round 2 - #53 - OLB Victor Hobson <>

    OLB Victor Hobson
    Height: 6&#39;0
    Weight: 252
    Hometown: Mount Laurel, N.J.
    College: Michigan

    *** Positives ***

    Has good upper body development ... Shows the agility, game speed and burst to make plays down the line ... Makes proper checks and is very quick to diagnose the plays ... Outgoing leader who knows when he should get vocal with teammates ... Plays with a physical nature, delivering explosion behind his hits ... Takes on blockers with power and hold his ground firmly at the point of attack ... Uses his hands properly to shed and get off blocks, knowing when to grab and swim off the opponent ... Makes smart reactions to the ball and sees the play developing with no misdirection to his target ... Has the range to chase from the backside with a fluid burst ... Very disciplined dropping back in pass coverage, showing a good feel for the zone ... Has a good feel to get through the gaps as a pass rusher and the strength needed to push the pocket and knife through the backfield to take down the runner ... Productive tackler who will face up, secure, wrap and drag the ball carrier to the ground ... Rarely gets fooled by reverses ... Has good versatility, playing the strongside linebacker spot vs. the run while shifting to the middle in nickel situations ... Squares up to the quarterback and breaks well when the ball is thrown ... Has the short burst needed to close and is a very disruptive blitzer.

    *** Negatives ***

    Needs to open his hips better, as he shows tightness in transition ... While he uses his hands well to jolt and shed, he does not appear natural attempting the interception ... Needs to show more agility in his pass drops, as he tends to allow some separation in man coverage ... Gets a late jump at times, in the zone, as he spends too much time watching the passer.

    *** Career Notes ***

    A model of consistency, relishing in his role as team leader ... A two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection and candidate for the Dick Butkus Award, he started 39 of 49 games during his career ... Recorded 277 tackles (205 solos) with 15 sacks for minus-71 yards and 47 stops for losses of 155 yards ... Only Curtis Greer (48, 1976-79) and Mark Messner (70, 1985-88) had more tackles behind the line of scrimmage in a career for Michigan ... Also recovered three fumbles, caused four others, deflected six passes and had two interceptions for 42 yards in returns.

    *** 2002 Season Notes ***

    All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice ... Recipient of the Roger Zatkoff Award for the second-straight year, given to the team&#39;s top linebacker ... Started every game at right outside linebacker, leading the team with a career-high 99 tackles (74 solos) ... Second on the squad with six sacks for minus-35 yards and paced the Wolverines with 17 stops for losses of 60 yards ... His 17 stops behind the line of scrimmage were the most by a Wolverine in a season since William Carr totaled 21 in 1995 ... Had two interceptions for 42 yards in returns and deflected four passes ... Recovered two fumbles and caused another.

    *** 2001 Season Notes ***

    All-Big Ten Conference second-team choice ... Started the final 11 games (team opened with five defensive backs in the season opener vs. Miami of Ohio) at right outside linebacker, finishing second on the team with 80 tackles (60 solos), including five sacks for minus-30 yards and a team-high 13 stops for losses of 50 yards ... Also credited with a quarterback pressure.

    *** 2000 Season Notes ***

    All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention ... Played in every game, starting 10 contests (came off the bench vs. Northwestern and Purdue) at right outside linebacker ... Recorded 58 tackles (46 solos) with three sacks for minus-12 yards and a team-high 12 stops for losses of 31 yards ... Caused three fumbles and deflected two passes.

    *** 1999 Season Notes ***

    Played in every game, starting five contests ... Finished with 40 tackles (25 solos), a 3-yard sack and five stops for losses of 14 yards.

    *** 1998 Season Notes ***

    Redshirted as a freshman.

    *** Injury Report ***

    None reported.

    *** High School Notes ***

    Finalist for Pennsylvania Player of the Year honors, adding all-state, All-America (National Recruiting Advisor and SuperPrep) and All-Philadelphia (three times) accolades at St. Joseph&#39;s (Pa.) Prep ... Recorded 483 tackles with 39 stops for losses, nine sacks and three interceptions during his career ... Also caught 28 passes for 704 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Made 116 tackles with 13 stops behind the line of scrimmage and hauled in 12 passes for 345 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior ... Registered 145 tackles, 13 stops for losses and four sacks as a junior, adding 142 tackles in his sophomore year ... Played in the Big 33 and Philadelphia City All-Star games.

    *** Personal ***

    General Studies major, enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Attended the same high school as Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon ... Born Feb. 3, 1980 ... Resides in Mt. Laurel, N.J.

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    <> Round 3 - #85 - FB B.J. Askew <>

    FB B.J. Askew
    Height: 6&#39;2
    Weight: 241
    Hometown: Colerain, Ohio
    College: Michigan

    *** Positives ***

    Tall, high-cut athlete with broad shoulders and good muscle development ... Powerful inside runner who has the foot speed, agility and balance to pick and slide through the inside holes ... Extends his hands properly, catching away from the body framework ... Shows good leg strength and the short-area quickness to get through the small seams ... Bounces off tackles well and has the power to carry tacklers on his back ... Natural receiver with good vision who is especially effective on screens and flat routes ... Normal strider with above-average acceleration and burst ... Has a smooth running stride in the open and can pull through arm tackles ... Shows a knack for bouncing off and around the pile to find the goal line.

    *** Negatives ***

    Between-the-tackles type who is strictly a north-south runner, lacking the juking moves needed to make defenders miss at the second level ... Lacks consistency as a blocker and does not seem to like facing up to defenders ... Does not show sudden explosion through the holes, relying more on his power than elusiveness ... Needs to be more aggressive as a blocker ... Is a bit narrow-based at times, which causes him to stumble when trying to make sharp cuts ... Gets strung out a bit trying to turn the corner, as he needs to drop his pads in order to get better movement ... While he has natural hands, he is used mostly in swings and screens, as he does not get much separation after the catch ... Has a slashing running style with some shiftiness in his hips, but just adequate stop-and-go quickness when trying to elude ... Has a little tightness in his hips and needs to improve on getting his shoulders square ... Hits the line of scrimmage too high in his stance, resulting in him leaving his feet some, preventing him from getting consistent movement in short-yardage situations.

    *** Career Notes ***

    Versatile runner who performed as the team&#39;s featured tailback, in addition to lining up at fullback during his career ... A great safety-valve receiver, he made 83 catches for 777 yards (9.4 avg.) with 6 touchdowns in 48 games as a Wolverine ... Carried the ball 343 times for 1,580 yards (4.6 avg.) and 17 touchdowns.

    *** 2002 Season Notes ***

    Named the team&#39;s Most Valuable Player ... Earned All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention ... Shared tailback duties with Chris Perry, finishing second on the team with 110 carries for 568 yards (5.2 avg.) and 6 touchdowns ... Fourth on the squad with 36 catches for 280 yards (7.8 avg.) and a score ... Averaged 69.4 all-purpose yards per game.

    *** 2001 Season Notes ***

    All-Big Ten honorable mention ... Started eight games at tailback and the Minnesota contest at fullback ... Led the team in rushing with 199 carries for 902 yards (4.5 avg.) and 10 touchdowns ... Hauled in 26 passes (third on the team) for 236 yards (9.1 avg.) and a pair of scores ... Averaged 94.8 all-purpose yards per game ... Also recorded a pair of solo tackles.

    *** 2000 Season Notes ***

    Played in every game, starting six contests at fullback ... Gained 40 yards on 11 carries (3.6 avg.) and ranked third on the team with 18 receptions for 257 yards (14.3 avg.) and 3 touchdowns ... Returned 2 kickoffs for 25 yards (12.5 avg.)

    *** 1999 Season Notes ***

    Appeared in every game, seeing action as a reserve fullback and on special teams ... Led the coverage units with 12 tackles (9 solos) and recovered a fumble ... Gained 70 yards on 23 carries (3.0 avg.), including a touchdown ... Caught 3 passes for 4 yards (1.3 avg.)

    *** Injury Report ***

    None reported.

    *** High School Notes ***

    Attended Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) High ... Rushed for 1,526 yards and scored 16 times during his senior year ... Rated the 18th-best player on the Detroit Free Press "Best of the Midwest" list ... Started at Winwood (Ohio) High as a sophomore before transferring to Colerain ... Gained 2,093 yards with 23 scores during his career ... Also played defensive end ... Second-team Division I All-Ohio, first-team All-Greater Miami Conference, All-Southwest Ohio and All-Cincinnati pick ... Lettered four times in track, competing in the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays, as well as the 300-meter hurdles ... Averaged 10 points per game as the starting forward on the basketball team as a junior.

    *** Personal ***

    Enrolled in the Division of Kinesiology ... Attended Michigan&#39;s summer football camp three consecutive years (1996-98) ... Born Bobby DeAngelo Askew Jr. on July 19, 1980 ... Resides in Colerain, Ohio.

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    Oh my gosh so we&#39;ve got a LEADER in the middle too with HOB.

    If this guy pans out half of what I was told about him today and what I see here..we drafted a a VERY nice player&#33;

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