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Ben Archibald

OG | (6-4, 319, 5.3) | Brigham Young
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Lettered in football, baseball, basketball and track in high school. Redshirted in 1996. Played in nine games and started twice in '97 before spending '98 and '99 on a religious mission. Returned to start every game at right tackle in 2000 and '01. However, in fall practice of '02, Archibald suffered a compound fracture of his left fibula and tibia and needed surgery. He missed the entire season and was denied an appeal for a sixth season by the NCAA but has regained much of his leg strength.

Positives: Is a big, thick and wide player who can latch on and maul defenders. Uses hands well, is smart, understands angles and position and has above-average balance and decent feet.

Negatives: Coming off a major injury. Lower-body strength and explosion were concerns before he got hurt. Is much more effective blocking in line than in space and can be beaten by speed. Must play right tackle or guard. Will be a 25-year-old rookie in '03 coming off a severely broken leg.

Summary: Injury really set him back. If he gets back to where he was, he will have a slightly above-average chance to make an NFL team.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.