Owamagbe Odighizuwa Scouting Report

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Owamagbe Odighizuwa Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: Pac12
School: UCLA Bruins
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #94
Height & Weight: 6-3 - 270 lbs.
Drafted 3.10 in 2015 by NYG

2015 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA

Two separate hip surgeries kept Owamagbe Odighizuwa on the sidelines for the 2013 season, but based on his 2014 performance, he appears fully recovered as he reclaimed his weak-side rush end job. Before the injuries, he had 75 tackles with 13.0 stops-for-loss as a Bruin. He used the time away from the field to add over thirty pounds of bulk and muscle to his frame. As a senior, he posted 61 tackles, fourth-best on the team, as he led the Bruins with six sacks, broke up five passes and tied for the squad lead with 11.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage.

Odighizuwa coils up into his stance well and for his size, he has an above-average first step, but, he is a linear rusher who doesn't quite possess the closing speed to threaten the edge consistently and struggles to drop his pad level around the corner. He does a nice job at times extending his arms, creating pop, but isn't the type of laterally gifted athlete to quickly shed and explode up the field. However, he has the ability to change directions, as looks natural on tight end stunts coming inside, extending his arms, being violent and working through the play.

The Bruin is a better tackler in pursuit and from the backside than when working in the pile. He shows adequate strength to lock up and drag down the ball carriers. When he gets a head of steam going, he can delivering crunching tackles on the move, but needs to use his hands better to wrap. He lacks great tackling technique, as he is more the type that will collide rather than wrap and secure.

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Scouting report provided by Scout.com's Dave-Te Thomas.

Last Updated by Matt De Lima

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