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Chad Brinker

RB | (5-9, 203, 4.6) | Ohio
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: A brain cyst that caused headaches and could have killed him was removed in November of 2001 and forced him to sit out the spring of '02. Had left shoulder surgery in February of '01. Started 12-of-12 games in '02, carrying 228 times for 1,099 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per carry, scoring 10 touchdowns with a long of 54 and averaging 91.6 yards per game. Had 13 receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown.

Positives: Supertough, very competitive, productive player. Until 2002, ran from triple-option offense, which helped pad his stats. College sprinter who has run the 60 meters, 100 meters and relays. Top character and team player who finishes. Will block and can catch. Had scouts interested despite not being at the Combine because of a reported sub-4.4 40 time.

Negatives: Offense helped him and does not have the size, speed, power or skill for the next level. Short arms and small hands.

Summary: Smurf who has toughness and quickness but not the measurables.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.