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NFL Draft 2015: Owamagbe Odighizuwa Profile

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Owamagbe Odighizuwa oozes with potential, but will that be enough to earn him a spot late in the first round of the NFL draft? Or, will he fall to round 2?

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Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Defensive End, UCLA

HEIGHT: 6'3"

ARM LENGTH: 33 3/4"

WEIGHT: 267 lbs.

HANDS: 11"

40-YARD DASH: 4.62 SEC

BENCH PRESS: 25 REPS

VERTICAL JUMP: 39.0 INCH

BROAD JUMP: 127.0 INCH

3-CONE DRILL: 7.36 SEC

20-YARD SHUTTLE: 4.19 SEC

60-YARD SHUTTLE: 11.75 SEC

The 2015 draft has a lot of talent at the DE position and Owamagbe Odighizuwa is a guy who is gaining momentum as a possible first-round pick.

A second-team All-Pac-12 performer in 2014, Owa tied for the team lead in 2014 with 11.5 tackles for loss and finished second on team with six sacks. He finished his college career with just 12.5 sacks and missed all of 2013 due to hip surgery. His injury caused him to enter draft season without much fanfare, but he showed a lot of promise as a pass-rushing force for the Bruins last year.

Owa has a great inside and outside move to get to the QB. He is a very powerful pass rusher, is stout versus the run, and is a very disruptive player constantly in the backfield causing problems for the opposition. He would be a guy who could eventually be a three down DE after he adds a little more weight and strength. He has the proper length to play DE, and he does a good job of using his length to get off blocks.

Even though he is smaller he reminds me a lot of Michael Johnson with how he uses his length to keep separation from linemen and support the run. Another reason I want the Bengals to draft him...think of all the nicknames, he already is called double O, Oh Oh Wa, and O-diggy the opportunities are endless.

Here's his ESPN scouting report:

Pass Rush Skills 3 Has good upside in this area due to skill set. Above-average snap anticipation. Fires off the ball with quality leverage. Quick and heavy-handed. Flashes explosive upper-body power and has some shock with punch when executing speed to power. Very active hand fighter and flashes an effective swim-and-rip move. Shows ability to dip shoulder but doesn't have great torso flexibility to bend the edge and finish at the top of rush.
Versus the run 2 Above-average point-of-attack skills. Wide base and strong anchor. Fires off the ball with quality pad level and leverage. Possesses above-average power in upper body. Heavy handed and has some shock with initial punch. Quick hands to disengage and shed. Flexible lower body and has good torque in mid-section to give ground in upper body while anchoring down in lower body. Instincts are still developing and will be a split-second late finding the ball at times.
Versatility 2 Versatile defender who can be utilized in multiple positions along the front line. Ideal fit appears to be as a left defensive end for base 4-3 scheme. Has the ability to reduce inside on passing situations, where he can use his quickness to disrupt from the interior. Enough point-of-attack strength to hold up as a 5-technique, but lacks ideal length.
Instincts/Motor 1 Highly competitive and motor is constantly running. Aggressive and plays with a violent demeanor. Does not back down. Good fight at the point of attack and willing to mix it up. Relentless and loves to chase.

1 = EXCEPTIONAL 2 = ABOVE AVERAGE3 = AVERAGE 4 = BELOW AVERAGE 5 = MARGINAL