Drafted: Pick 30 of the 6th round by New Orleans
Positives: Has a lean, athletic frame with enough room for further upper and lower body muscle development...Has a smooth and fluid release off the line and shows the leg drive and power to defeat press coverage...Shows above average vertical acceleration on deep routes...Gets into his routes quickly and has the short, sudden burst to separate from defenders...Makes proper body adjustments to get to the low and high tosses...Has the leaping ability to combat for the ball at its highest point...Shows good power to break tackles and gain yardage after the catch...Changes direction instantly to get to the off-line throw.
Negatives: Has inconsistent work habits, especially in the weight room...Durability is a concern...Had some minor off-field issues earlier in his career and needs to show more maturity (spoiled)...Inconsistent catching the ball, as he allows the pigskin to be absorbed into his body too much rather than extending his arms to pluck and snatch the ball...Does not run clean routes, using his sudden burst to gain separation...Lacks proper blocking techniques, especially downfield...Seems to lack concentration (hears the defender's footsteps)...Drops the easy tosses as he does not always maintain eye contact on the ball in flight.
The speedy, acrobatic pass catcher caught a pass in every game he played in (48) for the Trojans, an NCAA Division 1-A record...The four-year starter managed to haul in 204 passes for 3104 yards (15.2 avg) and 15 touchdowns...His 204 catches set a school career-record (breaking the old mark of 201 by Johnnie Morton, 1990-93) and rank sixth on the Pac-10 Conference's all-time record list...Only Morton (3201) gained more yards receiving in Trojan annals...His 3104 yards rank fifth in Pac-10 history.
All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention...Started twelve games at split end, coming off the bench vs. Washington and Oregon...Finished third on the team with 46 receptions for 605 yards (14.5 avg) and five touchdowns...Gained 76 yards on 11 punt returns (6.9 avg) and gained one yard on a reverse.
Preseason...Sat out spring drills with a hamstring strain.
Auburn...Began the season with 6 catches for 66 yards and a 14-yard score.
Colorado...Gained 36 yards on 4 catches and 31 yards on 4 punt returns.
Washington State...Snatched 8 passes for 66 yards.
California...Scored on a 6-yard reception.
Oregon...Made 6 catches for 94 yards and a 31-yard touchdown.
Stanford...Had 3 receptions for 69 yards.
UCLA...Caught 4 passes for 94 yards, including a 34-yard score and returned a pair of punts for 15 yards.
Iowa (Orange Bowl)...Closed out his career with 3 receptions for 74 yards, including a 65-yarder that set up a 4-yard touchdown run by tailback Justin Fargas.
Started ten games at split end, coming off the bench vs. Arizona and Arizona State...Made 49 catches for 801 yards (16.3 avg) and three touchdowns...Carried six times for 38 yards (6.3 avg)...Returned eight punts for 51 yards (6.4 avg).
Kansas State...Gained 75 yards on 7 catches.
Oregon...Snared 4 passes for 165 yards and a career-long 93-yard touchdown.
Washington...Caught 3 passes for 93 yards and a 58-yard score.
Arizona State...Came off the bench to total 127 yards on 5 catches.
Oregon State...Added 5 catches for 73 yards.
California...Followed with a pair of reverses for 23 yards and 4 receptions for 88 yards and a 5-yard touchdown.
Utah (Las Vegas Bowl)...Amassed 33 yards on 3 grabs.
Started eight games at split end and the California clash at flanker...Had a career-high 55 receptions for 796 yards (14.5 avg) and four touchdowns...Gained 8 yards on five carries (1.6 avg) and 22 yards on six punt returns (3.7 avg).
Colorado...Hauled in a career-high 10 passes for 145 yards.
San Jose State...Followed with 7 catches for 106 yards and a 61-yard touchdown.
Oregon State...Caught a pass for an 11-yard gain before leaving the game with a right ankle sprain and a quadriceps muscle tear.
Arizona...Did not play (ankle/quad).
Arizona State...Had 6 receptions for 85 yards.
Washington State...Snared 7 passes for 114 yards and a 34-yard score.
UCLA...Totaled 91 yards on 6 grabs, including a 39-yard touchdown.
Notre Dame...Gained 91 yards with a 59-yard score on 4 receptions.
Freshman All-American second-team choice by The Sporting News...Pac-10 Conference Freshman of the Year...Played in every game, starting at split end vs. Oregon State and Arizona...Set conference and school freshman season-records with 54 receptions for 902 yards (16.7 avg), including four touchdowns...Gained 17 yards on a pair of reverses and 14 yards on five punt returns (2.8 avg).
Hawaii...Began his collegiate career with 4 catches for 104 yards.
San Diego State...Added 98 yards on 9 grabs, including a 13-yard score.
Arizona...Snared 6 passes for 100 yards.
Stanford...Had 8 receptions for 129 yards.
California...Followed with 9 catches for 170 yards and a 72-yard touchdown.
UCLA...Scored on catches of 5 & 22 yards.
Three-time California state prep sprint champion, who also sprinted for the USC track team...In the spring of 2001, he competed in a pair of March meets before spring football practice began. He won his heat in the 100 meters (10.53) at the Trojan Invitational. He also anchored USC's victorious 400-meter relay squads at the Trojan Invitational (40.29) and the USC-LSU Dual Meet (39.39). He did not return to the track squad after spring football drills because of a slight hamstring strain...In the spring of 2000, he competed in February and March before having to sit out because of eligibility reasons. In his Trojan sprinting debut, he clocked a world junior record and American collegiate record 5.67 to place second in the 50-meter dash in the Los Angeles Indoor Invitational (it was tied for the ninth fastest time in the world in 2000). He then won a heat in the 100 meters at the Trojan Invitational in 10.33 and was fifth in the 100 meters at the ASU USTCA Invitational in 10.57. He also anchored the victorious 400-meter relay teams at the Trojan Invitational (clocking a 40.08) and USC's Centennial Invitational (39.18). He qualified for the World Junior Championships in the 100 and 200.
Sprained his right ankle and suffered a quadriceps tear vs. Oregon State in 2000, missing the Arizona clash...Sat out 2002 spring drills with a hamstring strain.
Campus Agility Tests
4.35 in the 40-yard dash...290-pound bench press...450-pound squat...285-pound power clean...38.5-inch vertical jump...31 1/4-inch arm length...8 1/4-inch hands...Right-handed... 13/19 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
31 8 1/2 15 4.44 2.62 1.54 35 10'5" 4.24 7.51
Attended Long Beach (Cal.) Poly High...1998 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star Dream Team Top 100, ESPN Top 100, The Sporting News 101 Prime Prospects, Rivalnet Top 100, USA Today All-USA honorable mention, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team (unanimous selection), Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Las Vegas Sun Super 11 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division I first team, Los Angeles Times All-South Coast/Southeast and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team as a senior...In 1998, he had 50 receptions for 1,096 yards (21.9 avg.) and 17 TDs...Had one game with 8 catches for 181 yards and 3 TDs. Long Beach Poly was a CIF Division I finalist...As a 1997 junior, he made All-CIF Southern Section second team, All-CIF Division I first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram second team and All-League while catching 43 passes for 560 yards (13.0 avg) and 9 scoress...Long Beach Poly was the CIF Division I champion...In his three-year career, his team went 36-5...Current Trojans DeShaun Hill, Mike Pollard and Darrell Rideaux also prepped at Long Beach Poly, as did incoming Trojans Darnell Bing, Hershel Dennis, Winston Justice and Manuel Wright...Also starred on Long Beach Poly's track team, which won the 1997 and 1998 state titles...As a junior, he was the 1998 state 200-meter champion in a meet-record 20.76 and a member of the state winning 400-meter relay squad...As a senior at the 1999 Arcadia Invitational, he was first in the 200 meters (21.27)...At the 1999 CIF Division I meet, he was second in the 100 (10.54) and 200 (21.04), and ran on the winning 400-meter relay quartet. At the 1999 CIF Masters meet, he won the 100 (wind-aided 10.30, tied for 12th in the world on the under-20 list in 1999) and 200 (wind-aided 20.61, fourth fastest under-20 windy mark in the world in 1999) and ran a leg on Poly's state record-setting victorious 400-meter relay team (40.14)...He was the 1999 state champion in the 100 (10.47 wind-aided) and 200 (20.76 wind-aided), and ran a leg on the state meet record-setting 400-meter relay squad (40.33)...His best times are 10.28 in the 100 meters (the top time in the state in 1998) and 20.53 in the 200.
Sociology major...His cousin is ex-USC safety (1995-98) Rashard Cook, now in the NFL... Born 4/01/81...Resides in Long Beach, California.
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/G GM/AVG