Ogbonnia Okoronkwo   ER   Oklahoma


Ogbonnia is a former Colts Robert Mathis clone. He has the power and the quickness to be a top pass rusher for the team that selects him. He has those long arms that he uses to his advantage when rushing the passer. He is stout against the run and because of his quickness and he also can be used in coverage and this makes Ogbonnia attractive to all 32 teams. Because of his overall talent Ogbonnia can be used in multiple style of defenses as an OLB/DE in a 3/4 defense or as a pure DE in a 4/3 defense. Ogbonnia has natural strength that will surprise his opponent and very strong hands and this along with his long arms, quickness and foot speed allows him to burst off the line getting into the backfield with surprising efficiency. Heís a playmaker and a sack artist and his natural strength makes him the type of defensive player that has to be accounted for on every play or he will make an impact play.

Ogbonnia still has a lot to learn and is a bit of a late bloomer and patience will be needed by the coaching staff and fans for him to feel comfortable and continue to progress.

Watching this kid in Senior Bowl practices was fun. He is so full of energy and has so much fun interacting with his teammates itís a joy to watch. Watching him on tape gives me a totally different view on this kid. He is very powerful and very quick and plays the game with force and controlled physical nature that a lot of NFL players donít posses. It seems like he is on a mission to be the best he can be on every down and that is the attitude along with his god given strength that will make this kid something special. Like I said he is a clone of Robert Mathis and has excellent potential leadership skills and with the right coaching will become an impact defensive player that every team will have to game plan for. So if your team wants to pass on the next potential Robert Mathias who was not selected until the 5th round of the 2003 draft because of his size, go aheadÖI dare you. All I can say isÖ if Iím in the top ten of this draft and need a play making defensive player I donít pass on selecting this kid. But thatís just me, ďTalking to Myself ô, once again.

Drew Boylhart   FEB.2018