Derek Anderson
QB | (6'6", 242, 5.09) | Oregon State

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Selected by: Baltimore Ravens
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 39(213)
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Overall: Anderson, ambidextrous, was a highly-touted athlete as a senior in high school -- in football and basketball. Anderson played in five games as a backup his true freshman season in 2001 and was a fulltime starter the next three seasons from 2002-'04 without missing a start (38-consecutive starts). Anderson's first three seasons were plagued by inconsistency  in 2003 he threw as many interceptions (24) as he did touchdowns  but he had his best and most consistent season as a senior in 2004. He led the Beavers to a 7-5 record, including the Insight Bowl victory over Notre Dame. He finished his senior season completing 54.2-percent of his attempts for 3,615 yards with 29 TD's and 17 INT's. Anderson has prototypical size and arm strength for an NFL quarterback. He lacks good top-end speed but he has adequate-to-good mobility for his size. His intangibles, work-ethic and leadership skills ... For complete overview, strengths and weaknesses, login above or become an Insider.
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