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Old 03-08-2005, 05:08 PM   #61
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Default Re: First Round Pick Poll

Joel Dreessen


Colorado State

40 TIME 4.69

Pros: Has good size and speed, works hard to finish his blocks. Is a solid receiving threat, improving in all aspects of his game.
Cons: Needs to keep improving all-around, doesn't have the polish some of the others ahead of him do.

Draft Exchange Analysis:
2003 (Junior): Named to John Mackey preseason watch list...second-team all-conference...third on team with 29 receptions, 323 yards and three touchdowns...caught career-most seven passes at UNLV for 32 yards and game-winning three-yard score with :57 to play...started 30 games in a row before missing four games due to injury...caught four passes for career-most 93 yards and a touchdown against Miami...caught two passes for 92 yards including an 85-yard catch-and-run touchdown at Cal, tying for the second longest scoring play in school history, and longest ever by a tight end...had five receptions for 42 yards in opening game with Colorado. 2002 (Sophomore): Named to 2002 preseason Lombardi Award list...named to MWC All-Academic team with 3.32 grade point average...starter in all 14 games...third on the team with 29 receptions for 340 yards and two touchdowns...had longest consecutive games streak, 22, with at least one reception including all 14 games in 2002...caught three passes to match season high at San Diego State...his only reception at Nevada was 34-yard game-winning touchdown....was opening-game starter at Virginia...caught three passes for 37 yards, one shy of his career high...handled long-snapping duties for the second year in a row. 2001 (Freshman): Earned team Academic Achievement Award for dedication in the classroom...Named Academic All-MWC...honorable mention all-league in 2001...tied for second on the team with 22 receptions, for 205 yards and two touchdowns...started all 11 regular season games and New Orleans Bowl...twice, including opening game against Colorado and at Wyoming, caught four passes in a game...also played on special teams as the Rams? long snapper on punts and placements. 2000: Redshirted...named winner of scout team award for his practice efforts. Fort Morgan: One of the state?s top prep performers as a senior...earned four varsity letter awards each in football and track...played tight end and defensive end for the Mustangs? football team and ran the 110-meter high hurdles in track...led Fort Morgan to Class 4A state title...first-team all-conference performer as a junior and senior...named all-state as a senior and also named to All-Colorado team...earned academic all-state honors as a junior and senior...played for coach Rick Kahl. Personal: Born July 26, 1982 in Ida Grove, Iowa...son of Linda and Gary Dreessen of Fort Morgan...has one brother and one sister...his older brother, Jason, played football at the University of Wyoming and is now an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Colorado State...full name: Joel Clifford Dreessen
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