Year: Senior Height: 6’3 Weight: 319 40 Time: 5.32 Stats: NCAA

BSMW GAME DAY BOARD (as of 3/31/07) – Rank: 48th Mock Median: 45.0 (3 mocks) Lo: 22 Hi: 54 Most Frequent: N/A

BSMW SUMMARY (as of 3/31/07)

The Patriots were spotted at Sears’s pro day last month. According to the profiles, Sears is a huge, wide-body guy with sometimes dominating power and quickness in the short area. Experienced and versatile, he started at both guard spots before settling in at left tackle to close out his career. Consistent producer and All-American in 06. The profiles say he’s just average athletically, limiting his upside as a full-time tackle, making him a better pro fit at guard. There are questions about his stamina, and his weight can be a concern. Sears was a leader at Tennessee, and the profiles laud his football intelligence. His versatility, consistency, smarts and leadership seem to be the traits that would be of most interest to the Patriots. Once considered a first round candidate (Scouts, Inc. gives him a first round grade), he seems to be slipping to the latter half of the second round, or further. At first blush, hard to see exactly where Sears fits in to the Pats draft day plans.


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John Murphy of Yahoo Sports calls Sears the fifth best guard in the draft

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