Drafted: Pick 17 of the 7th round by New Orleans
Positives: Has a lean, muscular build, with very good speed and natural hands...Uses his power to fight through the jam...Has the top-end speed to get deep and separate from defenders after the catch...Shows good initial movement off the snap...Makes good adjustments on the ball taking vertical routes...Will make the catch in a crowd and shows the ability to track the ball and use his body to shield the pigskin from the defender... Willing blocker who shows a burst in his breaks.
Negatives: More of a "pretty boy" type who seems to lack the aggression needed to combat for the ball...Needs guidance off the field and is not a fan of the weight room... Needs to refine his route running, as he tends to round his cuts...More comfortable on vertical routes, as he is not always aware of the quarterback on underneath throws... Needs to fight for the ball, especially on crossing patterns...Will body catch at times (has very short arms 29 3/8-inch length).
Two-year starter who came into his own as a junior...Can also handle kickoff returns... Made 90 catches for 1595 yards (17.7 avg) and ranks tenth on the school's career-record list with 19 touchdowns.
Lined up at flanker, finishing second on the team with 38 receptions for 625 yards (16.4 avg) and eight touchdowns...Returned 12 kickoffs for 261 yards (21.8 avg).
Preseason...Missed most of spring drills with a left knee sprain (medial collateral ligament and lateral bone contusion).
Maryland...Snared 4 passes for 109 yards and a 56-yard touchdown.
Duke...Followed with a 14-yard scoring grab.
Louisville...Had 8 receptions for a season-high 130 yards and a 10-yard touchdown.
Miami...Added a 10-yard scoring catch.
Wake Forest...Made 6 catches for 94 yards and a 19-yard touchdown.
North Carolina...Hauled in 6 passes for 96 yards and a 20-yard score.
Florida...Gained 62 yards on 3 catches.
Georgia (Sugar Bowl)...Closed out his career with a 6-yard catch.
Despite not starting any games, he ranked second on the team with 33 receptions for 64 yards (19.7 avg)...His eleven touchdowns rank fifth on the school's season-record list.
Alabama-Birmingham...Made 4 catches for 61 yards and a score.
North Carolina...Followed with a 29-yard touchdown grab.
Wake Forest...Made 5 catches for 85 yards and a 4-yard score.
Miami...Had 3 receptions for 92 yards and a 57-yard touchdown.
Maryland...Scored three times as he hauled in 6 passes for 140 yards.
Clemson...Grabbed 6 passes for 115 yards and a pair of scores.
North Carolina State...Gained 76 yards on 4 catches with 2 touchdowns.
Virginia Tech (Gator Bowl)...Caught 2 passes for 21 yards.
Played in every game, catching 12 passes for 198 yards (16.5 avg)...Returned eight kick- offs for 175 yards (21.9 avg).
Preseason...Bothered in spring drills with lower back pain.
Wake Forest...Gained 44 yards on 3 catches.
Virginia...Had a season-long 52-yard reception.
Played in every game...Made seven catches for 123 yards (17.6 avg) and returned eight kickoffs for 172 yards (21.5 avg).
Redshirted as a freshman, spending the year recovering from bilateral hernia surgery in August.
Underwent bilateral hernia surgery in 1998 (8/18)...Bothered by lower back pain during 2000 spring drills (3/17)...Missed most of 2002 spring drills with a left knee sprain (medial collateral ligament and lateral bone contusion).
Campus Agility Tests
4.45 in the 40-yard dash...28 3/8-inch arms...9-inch hands...Right-handed...16/30 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
Attended McDonough (New Orleans, La.) High...Considered one of the nation's top three high school wide receivers by most recruiting analysts...Earned Parade All-American honors and was a second team All-USA selection by USA Today...Pulled down 47 passes for 944 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior for a 20.1 yards per catch average...Listed as PrepStar's No. 1 wide receiver prospect in the country...Super Prep's No. 3 ranked wide-out...State 200 meters champion as a junior and senior and the runner-up in the 100 meters...Clocked at 10.5 in the 100 and 21.2 in the 200 meters.
Social Science major...Born 3/10/80...Resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/G GM/AVG
1999 11 00 7 123 17.6 0 33 0.64 11.18
2000 11 00 12 198 16.5 0 52 1.09 18.00
2001 11 00 33 649 19.7 11 57 3.00 59.00
2002 14 14 38 625 16.4 8 56 2.71 44.64
TOTAL 47 14 90 1595 17.7 19 57 1.91 33.94
KICKOFF RETURNS RUSHING STATISTICS
YEAR NO YARDS AVG TD LONG NO YARDS AVG TD LONG
1999 8 172 21.5 0 30 2 23 11.5 0 22
2000 8 175 21.9 0 29 2 24 12.0 0 29
2001 2 -8 -4.0 0 0
2002 12 261 21.8 0 50 1 0 0.0 0 0
TOTAL 28 608 21.7 0 50 7 39 5.6 0 29
Drafted: Pick 18 of the 7th round by Washington
Positives: Natural rhythm passer with good size and deceptive quickness...Effective at scanning the field to spot his alternate receivers...Stands in under pressure, maintaining his poise in the pocket...Shows good accuracy on his long throws...Has adequate touch and timing in the short area...Throws a tight spiral and will sometimes thread the needle with his passes...Able to alter his delivery to put added heat behind his tosses, when needed...Holds the ball high and has a very quick over-the-top release.
Negatives: Has accuracy problems throwing on the move...Even though he has the arm to go deep, his receivers generally will have to work hard for the ball on those routes...Will tend to overthrow the ball when pressured and forces passes when escaping from the collapsed pocket...Makes questionable judgement calls at times, as he tends to lose awareness for the oncoming defensive linemen...Has to work on increasing his pass set point, as he tends to spend too much time scanning the field before unleashing the long ball...Lack of foot quickness is a concern.
Former walk-on who saw limited playing time until his senior year...Was used mostly as the team's holder earlier in his career...Also starred on the school's baseball team as a first baseman.
Started eight games, coming off the bench in the team's first two and final two contests... Completed 152 of 293 passes (51.9%) for 2115 yards, 15 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while adding another score on 55 carries...First Hoosiers passer since Steve Bradley in 1984 to throw for over 300 yards in consecutive games.
Utah...Replaced Tommie Jones in the second half of the season opener, responding with 17 of 34 attempts for 212 yards and a score. Kentucky...Again replaced Jones, hitting on 13 of 38 tries for 234 yards and a 66-yard touchdown to Glenn Johnson.
Central Michigan...Completed 14 of 23 tosses for 290 yards and a 76-yard score to Courtney Roby.
Ohio State...Added 210 yards on 16 of 26 attempts with a 41-yard touchdown to John Pannozzo.
Iowa...Gained 335 yards on 21 of 48 chances, but was intercepted 6 times.
Wisconsin...Had another 4 interceptions, but also threw 4 touchdowns as he totaled 310 yards on 24 of 36 tosses.
Purdue...Came off the bench in his final collegiate game to connect on 9 of 16 passes for 126 yards and a score.
Saw action in all 11 games primarily as the team's holder on kicks...Served as one of the team's back-up quarterbacks...Attempted and completed one pass on the season, as midway through the fourth quarter with IU leading Wisconsin, 63-32, took over at quarter-back and led the Hoosiers on two drives...Also saw action vs. Northwestern and in a 37-28 victory over Michigan State...started 49 games at first base for the Hoosier baseball team...hit .335 with 6 home runs and 38 RBI...Academic All-Big Ten Conference pick.
Saw action in all 11 games primarily as the team's holder...Served as one of the team's back-up quarterbacks...Completed 2 of 5 passes for 60 yards and one touchdown in limited action...Cconnected with wide receiver O.J. Conner on a 24-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter against Northwestern...Played in 53 games with the Hoosier baseball team...Hit .300 with 3 home runs and 28 RBI...Academic All-Big Ten.
Although he did not see any action at quarterback, did see the first playing time of his career as a holder...played 36 games with theHoosier baseball team.
Redshirted...Played eight games and collected seven at bats with the Hoosier baseball team.
No injuries reported.
Campus Agility Tests
4.88 in the 40-yard dash.
One of the nation's finest prep baseball players, he also played quarterback at Bishop O'Connell (North Potomac, Md.) High...Completed 157 of 298 passes for 2,149 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior in 1998...also rushed for five scores...Led the Northern Virginia area in passing yardage and finished second in the D.C. metro area...Selected as the Virginia Independent Schools' Player-of-the-Year and earned first-team all-league and all-district honors following his senior season...Participated in the Chesapeake Classic at Byrd Stadium at the University of Maryland during the summer of 1998...Starting center on Bishop O'Connell's basketball team...Member of the 15-and-under U.S. National Team in baseball.
Business Marketing major...Spent much of his childhood living in Kuwait...Son of Latif and Laila Hamdan...Born 2/8/81 in San Diego, California...Resides in North Potomac, Maryland.