Chimdi Chekwa Scouting Report

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Chimdi Chekwa Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: Big10
School: Ohio State Buckeyes
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #5
Height & Weight: 6'0 - 190 lbs.
Drafted 4.16 in 2011 by OAK

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.40
Vertical jump34.5
Broad jump10'6

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Chimdi Chekwa, CB, Ohio State

Chekwa enters his senior season as the veteran presence in the defensive secondary on a very talented Ohio State team. 2010 marks his third year as a starting cornerback. A quick, speedy player who plays with his eyes in the backfield and a great ability to read the quarterback's eyes. Can make plays on his half of the field. Is at his best in off-man coverage or in a zone where he can use his ability. A little undersized, but plays physical. Lacking strength and will have trouble playing press man coverage against larger, taller receivers. Very good at diagnosing plays, but will struggle if he gets turned around with his back to the quarterback. Average ability to locate and deflect throws. Plays with fluid motion and loose hips and is a very natural runner.

The key for Chekwa from now until the draft is to add as much weight to his frame as he can while maintaining his speed. Ohio State always has cornerbacks who are held in high regard and they are known for being intelligent football players. Must prove to NFL scouts that he is not just a track guy. Will slip down draft boards because he does not play physical and lacks quality tackling prowess.

Chekwa projects as a 4th to 5th round pick.

Last Updated Oct-24-2010 by Matt De Lima

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