Feb 20, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; UCLA defensive lineman Owamagbe Odighizuwa speaks to the media at the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

 Vital Stats

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 267 lbs.

Arm Length: 33.75  in.

Hand Size: 11 in.

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Combine Scores (From NFL.com)

Grade: 5.82

40-Yard Dash: 4.62 sec.

Vertical Jump: 39.0 in.

Broad Jump: 127.0 in.

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.19 sec.

60-Yard Shuttle: 11.75 sec.

2014 Season Stats

61 Tackles (4th best on team), 11.5 Tackles for Loss

2nd Team All Pac-12, Team Co-Captain

NFL Draft Projections

NFL.com – Round 2

CBSSports.com – Round 2

The Upside

You want to be impressed with Odighizuwa, just look at him. Every scouting report starts with what a good looking athlete he is. His combine scores are impressive as well; according to NFL.com, Owa was a “Top Performer” in every drill. He plays with a lot of energy, he is good against the run, and he rushes the passer with enthusiasm. Based on all of that, Odighizuwa should be able to contribute in either a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme.

The Improvements Needed

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Although he rushes the passer enthusiastically, his skill level is relatively low compared to other top prospects. He will need to improve his technique and prove himself on outside and inside moves if he wants to avoid being pigeon holed as a run-specialist. Also, he needs to prove his durability based on his injury riddled college career.

Final Analysis

Odighizuwa has been rumored into the 1st round, but all the mock drafts have him in the 2nd. In the end he has all the tools to be a quality pro if he can keep growing as a player and stay healthy.