Jack Ikegwuonu Scouting Report

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Jack Ikegwuonu Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: Big10
School: Wisconsin Badgers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #6
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 193 lbs.
Drafted 4.32 in 2008 by PHI

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Jack Ikegwuonu, CB, Wisconsin

Jack Ikegwuonu had a solid career at Wisconsin, garnering two First Team All Big Ten honors in three seasons. Ikegwuonu didn't put up startling totals for tackles or interceptions, but simply put, he shut receivers down. He's a big physical corner back who loves to jam opposing receivers at the line of scrimmage. Ikegwuonu registered just 24 tackles, 1 interception and 15 passes broken up in coverage this past season. These aren't bad totals considering the great lengths teams went to in order to throw away from his side of the field. In 39 career games, the Badger junior tallied 91 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 6 interceptions, and 29 passes broken up in coverage. He also scored two touchdowns during his tenure in Madison. One score was a 62 yard interception return, while the other was a 50 yard fumble recovery. Ikegwuonu isn't a ball hawk on the outside, but is outstanding at getting a piece of a pass and knocking it away. He has had some off the field issues which could scare away potential suitors. Ikegwuonu broke into a Dekalb, Illinois, apartment with his twin brother (Northern Illinois safety William Ikegwuonu) to steal a video game system. Despite this incident and mild concern about his recovery speed in coverage, many teams will be looking at Ikegwuonu at the end of round two or the top of round three. Jack Ikegwuonu showed up at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, but did not work out. He suffered both a torn ACL and a torn MCL during workouts in January. Ikegwuonu will miss the entire 2008 season for whichever team acquires his services. The knee injury and a lack of elite speed will likely force him to move to safety in the NFL. This move may benefit his career in the long run since it will suit his physical style of play better. There is a slight chance Ikegwuonu won't get drafted and will be a free agent, but he will likely fall to the end of round five or even round six because of the injuries.

Last Updated Mar-06-2008 by Randall Weida

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