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Wroten tackling character issues

Unlike some prospects, DT Claude Wroten has chosen to be extremely up-front about a recent marijuana arrest, and his candor could pay off on draft day.

Updated: April 19, 2006, 9:06 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Written by LSU defensive tackle Claude Wroten, the letter arrived in the personnel offices of all 32 NFL teams last week with purposely impeccable timing, as general managers and scouts were about to convene for the final round of evaluation sessions that would help determine the shape of their draft boards.

Filled with sincerity and simple, declarative sentences, it is a missive with a message, authored by a young man with concerns for his future and contrition over some elements of ...

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