by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
November 2004
Justin Tuck   DE   Notre Dame
Strengths

Justin has very good size and strength for his position. He also has a body type that can handle getting bigger and stronger. He has nice long arms and he is one of those players that gets better and better every time I see him play. His team is starting to depend on him coming through with impact plays and he delivers.

 
Needs to Improve

Justin is just a pollywog. He has a lot to learn about his position for the next level. Right now, he takes extra steps when he rushes the passer and has a good burst off the line, but is inconsistent in using it. He just needs to improve in all aspects of his game.

 
Talent Board Round  1

Oh man, has this kid has got a ton of upside to him! He has this natural strength, long arms and legs and just gets better and better. Don’t be afraid to draft this kid no matter what his numbers are at the combine, because this kid will improve so much in a year or two that other teams will smack themselves in the head and fire their scouts for passing on him. He should be a first day pick, and I believe if he stayed in for a 5th year, he would be a 1st round pick. Mark my words…this kid will be an impact player in the NFL.  However, you will have to be patient; it will not happen right away. Remember, don’t be fooled by his combine numbers.  They might not be that impressive, but his play on the field will be.