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More first-round DEs wash out than succeed

DE is a popular first-round pick. It's also a position that has produced a number of recent disappointments.

Updated: April 12, 2005, 2:52 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

For a prospect some scouts have suggested might be too short-armed to replicate his college stardom in the NFL, David Pollack has a reach that typically has been exceeded only by his grasp.

That is, his grasp – or, more accurately, his vise-like grip – on opposing quarterbacks.

He racked up a school-record 36 sacks, fourth-most in SEC history, in four seasons at Georgia. He posted 108 quarterback pressures, and even if that incredible number appears more than a little inflated ...

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