Michigan cornerback rounds out Day One

The first day of the 2004 NFL Draft came to a conclusion Saturday with the Broncos selecting 6 foot one, 200 pound cornerback Jeremy LeSueur from the University of Michigan. LeSueuer joins previous selections wide receiver Darius Watts, running back Tatum Bell, and first round pick linebacker D.J. Williams.

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Name: Jeremy LeSueur School Michigan Year 5Sr
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 200 40: 4.51 Pos: CB

Bio: Became a full-time starter as a senior and posted 48/2/12. Started seven games as a junior and finished the year with 52/7/1, also averaging 22.4 yards on 26 kick returns.

Positives: Nice sized cornerback that improved his total game as a senior. Solid footwork moving in reverse, keeps the action in front of him and displays a nice break on the pass. Possesses both recovery and closing speed, easily runs downfield with opponents then positions himself to break up the throw. Offers a lot of explosion and suddenness in his game.

Negatives: Does not slow opponents off the line of scrimmage with a jam and must learn to use his size as an advantage.

Analysis: Though LeSueur must improve the technical points of his game he could very well be one of the most improved cornerbacks in the senior class. Merging his speed and athleticism into playmaking ability, he capped off a terrific 2003 campaign with a fine showing at the Senior Bowl and solidified himself as a first day pick.

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