Drafted: Pick 13 of the 5th round by St. Louis
Positives: Talented short-area pass catcher with good athletic ability...Has the leg drive to gain extra yardage after the catch...Displays solid initial quickness off the snap and is very elusive in the open...Shows good body control and field awareness going for the ball... Fluid in and out of his cuts...Adjusts quickly to the ball in flight...Has the hand flexibility and arm extension to haul in the high passes...Accelerates well on deep routes...Stays with his man during in-line blocking...Moves his feet properly to adjust in space while blocking upfield.
Negatives: Lacks the intensity to assert himself as a blocker...Not as physical as you'd like for a player of his size...Adequate in releasing off the snap, not taking advantage of his power to escape the jam...Needs to upgrade his upper body strength, as he can be manhandled by the bull rush...Has a tendency to drift in and out of his cuts, rounding them at times when going long... Has smaller hands than usual for a tight end...Needs to add needed bulk in order to prevent the defenders from gaining leverage...Has had several injuries that sidelined him for half of his career (further medical evaluation is needed).
Was a welcomed sight for the Eagles' passing attack the second half of the 2002 season, overcoming a series of injuries that sidelined him throughout most of his career...Sat out 27 games due to injuries since enrolling at EWU...Still managed to haul in 58 passes for 721 yards 912.4 avg) and seven touchdowns in 28 contests.
Earned All-Big Sky Conference first-team honors, despite missing the team's first four games...In eight contests, he grabbed a career-high 27 passes for 249 yards (9.2 avg) and four touchdowns.
Arizona State, Montana Tech and Western Oregon...Did not play in the first four games while recovering from his 2001 wrist injury.
Idaho State...Returned to the gridiron with a 55-yard touchdown catch.
Portland State...Snatched a career-high 9 passes for 81 yards.
Northern Arizona...Followed with 6 receptions for 27 yards, including 8 & 7-yard scores.
Montana State...Gained 27 yards on 5 catches with a 5-yard touchdown.
Montana...Closed out his career by fumbling the ball, but caught 3 passes for 47 yards.
Started the season opener vs. Connecticut, but suffered a broken bone near his left wrist after making an 8-yard catch...Missed the rest of the schedule after a bone infection set in, requiring multiple surgeries to correct.
Granted a medical redshirt...Missed spring drills with a hamstring pull and then suffered a knee ligament tear that would sideline him for the season.
All-Big Sky Conference honorable mention...Played in eleven games, starting seven contests at tight end and the Idaho State clash at split end...Caught 16 passes for 244 yards (15.3 avg) and two touchdowns.
Northern Arizona...Made 4 catches for 79 yards and a 30-yard touchdown.
Sacramento State...Had a 47-yard scoring grab on a fourth down play.
Started five of eight games he played in at tight end...Finished with 14 receptions for 220 yards (15.7 avg) and a touchdown.
Western Washington...Suffered a knee sprain that would sideline him for the Idaho State, Montana and Sacramento State contests.
Weber State...Hauled in 6 passes for 117 yards and a 39-yard score.
Did not attend college...Enrolled at Eastern Washington in January, 1998
Suffered a knee sprain in the 1998 Western Washington game, missing the Idaho State, Montana and Sacramento State contests...Missed 2000 spring drills with a hamstring strain...Sat out the 2000 season with a torn knee ligament...Suffered a broken bone near his left wrist in the 2001 season opener vs. Connecticut...Underwent multiple surgeries after a bone infection set into his hand and missed the rest of the 2001 campaign and the first four contests of the 2002 season.
Campus Agility Tests
4.9 in the 40-yard dash...330-pound bench press...26/38 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
Attended Anacortes (Wash.) High...All-State pick, adding "red Chip" honors from the Seattle Times...All-Northwest League choice as a wide receiver...Played in the state prep all-star game...Ranked third in the state as a senior with 56 receptions for 1062 yards and eight touchdowns.
Recreation Management major...Born 4/25/78 in Tacoma, Washington...Resides in Anacortes, Washington.
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/PG GM/AVG
1999 08 05 14 220 15.7 1 39 1.75 27.50
1999 11 08 16 244 15.3 2 47 1.45 22.18
2000 00 00 Medical Redshirt-Knee
2001 01 01 1 8 8.0 0 8 1.00 8.00
2002 08 05 27 249 9.2 4 55 3.38 31.13
TOTAL 28 19 58 721 12.4 7 55 2.07 25.75
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: Pick 21 of the 5th round by Miami
Positives: Has excellent quickness off the snap, showing good body control in and out of his breaks...Does not step away from blocking assignments...Fluid in his release off the line, knowing how to slip past the jam to get up field...Has the acceleration needed to stretch the coverage and does a good job of exposing defenders with his hip swerve and lateral agility...Has a knack for reaching the seven-tech immediately and is especially effective on option routes...Has enough separation speed to isolate linebackers and defensive backs...Makes proper body adjustments tracking the ball in...Can drive block, reach and down block with consistency, despite his fragile-looking frame.
Negatives: Weight room figures do not always translate to the football field...Needs further muscle development, especially in the lower frame...Has a reading disability that could cause problems digesting a complicated play book...Does not appear to have natural hands, as he tends to trap the ball...May be better suited for H-back, due to his less than ideal frame structure...Good blocker, but sometimes puts his face mask down, missing his intended target.
Made an instant impact as a freshman, coming up with numerous clutch plays throughout his Mississippi State career...Overcame a reading disability to earn Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll recognition...Started 30 of 45 games during his career, making 61 catches for 611 yards (10.0 avg) and three touchdowns.
Played in every game, starting ten contests (team opened with a three-receiver formation vs. Oregon and Memphis)...Fourth on the team with 22 catches for 161 yards (7.3 avg) and a touchdown...Recorded a pair of solo tackles.
Jacksonville State...Made 2 catches for 13 yards and cleared a rush lane used by Dontae Walker for a 1-yard scoring run.
Louisiana State...Had a 15-yard reception to set up Walker's 2-yard touchdown run.
South Carolina...Came up with a solo tackle.
Troy State...Hauled in 4 passes for 25 yards.
Alabama...Added another 4 catches for 21 yards and cut blocked defensive end Kindal Moorhead on a 2-yard touchdown lob from QB Kevin Fant to Ray Ray Bivines.
Tennessee...Scored his only touchdown for 2002 on a 10-yard grab, finishing with 28 yards on 3 receptions.
Arkansas...Followed with another 3 catches for 36 yards.
Mississippi...Closed out his career with 15 yards on 2 catches and a solo tackle.
Appeared in every game, earning nine starts (came off the bench vs. Florida and Troy State...Snatched 16 passes for 197 yards (12.3 avg) and recorded a solo tackle.
Auburn...Gained 40 yards on 3 receptions.
Louisiana State...Made a pair of catches for 22 yards.
Arkansas...Followed with 20 yards on 3 catches and cut blocked defensive end Raymond House as tailback Dicenzo Miller turned the right corner for a 25-yard touchdown run.
Arkansas...Hauled in a pair of passes for 76 yards and posted a solo tackle.
Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll after posting a 3.22 grade point average while attending the College of Arts and Sciences...Played in every game, earning eight starting assignments (team opened with three wide receivers vs. Auburn, Middle Tennessee and Arkansas)...Made 19 catches for 204 yards (10.7 avg) and a touchdown...Also recorded a solo tackle.
Brigham Young...Snared 3 passes for 34 yards.
Auburn...Gained 24 yards on a pair of receptions.
Middle Tennessee...Followed with 3 catches for 67 yards and a 22-yard score.
Alabama...Added 2 catches for 26 yards.
Played in every game, starting vs. Memphis, Vanderbilt and Auburn...Finished with four receptions for 49 yards (12.3 avg) and a touchdown...Recorded a solo tackle.
Middle Tennessee...Made a pair of grabs for 27 yards.
Alabama...Added a 17-yard reception.
Mississippi...Gave the team a 23-20 victory with a game-winning 5-yard touchdown catch.
Texas A&M (Independence Bowl)...Snatched 2 passes for 29 yards and a score.
No injuries reported.
Campus Agility Tests
4.84 in the 40-yard dash...420-pound bench press...520-pound squat...275-pound power clean...32 1/2-inch arm length...9-inch hands...Right-handed...7/21 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
Attended Maben (Miss.) High...Rated one of the top twenty players in the state by USA Today...Four-year standout for Coach Ken Williamson, spending his first three years as a tight end and linebacker before moving to tailback as a senior...Led the state Class A ranks with 54 receptions for 1447 yards and eleven touchdowns as a junior...Had 167 grabs for 2667 yards and 21 touchdowns, carried 136 times for 1087 yards and 12 scores and recorded 352 tackles with 15 sacks and two interceptions during his All-State career... Lettered four times in track and three times in basketball.
Interdisciplinary Studies major, attaining a 3.22 grade point average...Son of Linda Wordlaw...Born Donald Tywon Lee on 8/31/80 in Maben, Mississippi.
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/PG KD
1999 11 03 4 49 12.3 1 17 0.36 23
2000 11 08 19 204 10.7 1 32 1.73 37
2001 11 09 16 197 12.3 0 62 1.45 34
2002 12 10 22 161 7.3 1 30 1.83 27
TOTAL 45 30 61 611 10.0 3 62 1.36 121
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS: Recorded a solo tackle in each of the 1999, 2000 and 2001 seasons...Added a pair of solo tackles in 2002.