Trai Essex
OT | (6'4, 324, 5.4) | Northwestern

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Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 29(93)
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Overall: Essex began his career as a tight end and caught three passes for 24 yards in 11 games played during his true freshman season in 2001. He moved to offensive tackle in 2002, was slowed by an ankle injury but wound up starting all 12 games anyway. He started all 12 games again in 2003 but sat out the spring of 2003, when he had knee surgery and also needed to improve his academic standing. He started all 12 games again as a senior in 2004 but could not finish his combine workout after tweaking his hamstring. Essex lacks ideal height and has bulked up considerably but in doing so he has lost a lot of speed and agility that he once had. He still does not have great overall strength and his awareness and technique still need improving. In our opinion, Essex is worth taking a chance on ... For complete overview, strengths and weaknesses, login above or become an Insider.
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