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A three-year starter at Virginia, Aboushi played some at right tackle before moving over to the left side for his final 25 games. He earned second-team All-ACC honors in 2011 before ascending to first-team accolades as a senior when he was team captain. Aboushi graded out over 90 percent in every game in 2012, averaging 10 knockdown blocks per game. That helped earn him an early selection to the Senior Bowl. Although he spent the majority of his college career on the left side, Aboushi's skill set may translate better to the right side or even at guard in the NFL. Tall and extremely physical with heavy hands that allow him to latch onto and control opponents, Aboushi also has the necessary speed to cut off spin moves and is agile enough to lead run plays outside. He is put together well for the pro game, showing good stamina and is at an ideal weight. Improving his footwork and technique will be top priorities since he has a tendency to get fundamentally lazy at times. The son of Palestinian parents and the ninth of 10 children, Aboushi is a determined player and mentally tough individual, as demonstrated by the fact that he grew up a Muslim-American in Brooklyn, NY. He projected as a second-round pick, but a poor showing at the combine where he finished near the bottom of every category for offensive linemen could drop him into the third round.