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Olsen brings athleticism to TE position

Like many tight end prospects, Greg Olsen has a basketball background. That athleticism is one reason he's clearly the top TE prospect in this year's draft, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: April 20, 2007, 10:19 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

When he wasn't dominating opponents as a Parade magazine All-American tight end at Wayne Hills (N.J.) High School, where he was regarded as one of the nation's premier prep performers during his 2002 senior season, Greg Olsen didn't lack for athletic diversions.

The top tight end prospect in this year's NFL draft, Olsen averaged 16.3 points and 8.0 rebounds as a power forward on the basketball team. For the track squad, Olsen competed in the javelin and shot put. Even on the ...

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