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Health, inexperience could hurt Clarett

Even though a judge has decided Maurice Clarett is eligible for the NFL draft, the jury is out on whether he'll succeed in the league.

Updated: February 6, 2004, 10:36 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Now that the genie has escaped the bottle, these questions, ones that will confront NFL scouts at a time when the 2004 draft evaluation process is beginning to hit stride: Can that mercurial genie, in the person of former Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett, even get out of his own backfield? Or, at age 20, is he a guy destined to be bottled up by bigger, faster and stronger linemen than most Big Ten defenses put on the field?

One can argue the merits of Clarett's lawsuit against the league's ...

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