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Giants pick Owa Odighizuwa in Round 3
5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2015 - 7:31AM #1
JonahFalcon
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OWAMAGBE ODIGHIZUWA


UCLA  PAC-12


Photo of Owamagbe Odighizuwa







DRAFTED BY: GIANTS
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COMBINE RESULTS


GRADE

5.82?

  • 4.62 SEC

    Top Performer

  • 25 REPS

  • 39.0 INCH

    Top Performer

  • 127.0 INCH

    Top Performer

  • 7.36 SEC

  • 4.19 SEC

    Top Performer

  • 11.75 SEC

    Top Performer


BLUE STAR  =  COMBINE TOP PERFORMER
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DRAFT ANALYSIS:


"He is a specimen. He can set the edge. He plays hard from snap to whistle. Odighizuwa has had some injuries in his past, which might be why he's slid in this draft." -- Daniel Jeremiah




  • 6'3"HEIGHT
  • 33 3/4"ARM LENGTH
  • 267LBS.WEIGHT
  • 11"HANDS



OVERVIEW


Participated in 2015 Senior Bowl. Selected second-team All-Pac-12 in 2014, tying for team lead with 11.5 tackles for loss and finishing second on team with 6 sacks. Granted medical redshirt in 2013 after missing entire season following surgery on both hips. Played in 38 games from 2010-2012 with 8 starts. Was a Parade All-American and USA Today second-team All-American in high school, where he also lettered in basketball and track.



ANALYSIS



STRENGTHS


 Absolute Greek God with the pads off. Shredded physique with very little body fat. Strong at the point of attack. Plays with desired anchor and strong lower body. Run defender who can close down creases. Gets off ball with good pad level and has potential to convert speed to power. Hands are violent and active. Relentless and competitive. Never gives up on a pass rush. Expected to be a core special-teams talent. Can play 4-3 defensive end or 3-4 outside linebacker.

WEAKNESSES


 Not skilled as a pass rusher. Won't win around the edge often and must prove he can counter back inside. Has dealt with two surgeries on his hip and missed all of 2013 because of it. Lateral agility is limited. Range in pursuit in question. Could be mismatched if forced to cover in space. More unit fit than talented player.

DRAFT PROJECTION


 Round 2

SOURCES TELL US


 "He's not Courtney Upshaw, but he could be used kind of like that. I can see him playing in both 4-3 or 3-4, but he can't be counted on as a pass rusher and you have to know that he will be limited to just being a run stopper." -- AFC national scout

NFL COMPARISON


 Sam Acho

BOTTOM LINE


 Odighizuwa has some scheme versatility, but he's not necessarily a versatile player. Some scouts believe that he could open some eyes with his straight-line speed in his workout, but his marginal pass-rush skills and average athleticism could stunt his draft stock.


5 years ago  ::  May 05, 2015 - 1:17PM #2
JonahFalcon
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In the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Owamagbe Odighizuwa with the No. 74 overall pick. The VP of Pro Personnel for the Giants, Marc Ross gave his insight on why the Giants went with the former Miami Hurricane.


“At this point, he is a big guy that plays hard,” stated Ross. “He plays physical. He is strong. Snap to whistle, he is going after it. He is a team captain. He loves ball. He loves playing. That is what we are looking for.”


Ross and his team were intrigued with Odgizhizuwa’s hustle and leadership ability, as well as his admiration for the game. The VP later stated that the defensive end had sufficient experience playing both inside and outside on the defensive line, appealing to the Giants with his versatility.


“Outside, he is a power guy – let me try to run you over,” noted Ross. “He has some sneaky quickness inside, so they do both with him. That was definitely attractive to us and our defensive coaches.”


Odighizuwa gives the Giants a versatile player who can grow his skillset in two different defensive domains. He will be doing such under newly resigned defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. This was Spagnuolo’s first draft back with the Giants, and Marc Ross talked about rejoining Spagnuolo throughout the drafting process.


“Once we started meetings, we just jumped back in,” said Ross. “The familiarity with him was great, but there was nothing that changed or he said, ‘Hey, I need this since I have been gone’ or ‘we need this, we need that.”


Ross also added the chemistry and organization that the coaching staff, Jerry Reese, and himself all share allow them to make the most out of their draft choices.


“We are prepared. We feel like we come to good decisions as a unit and as a team.”


While some thought Odighizuwa could have been as high as a second round pick, others thought the Giants may have reached with the selection. Ross gave his draft team’s perspective as to why they took him in the 3rd round.


“You are going down all these things and saying, ‘Alright, in the third round, these are a lot of attractive attributes that he has.”


Odighizuwa has impressed Giants personnel enough to be drafted, however a third round pick comes with some expectations. Ross also commented on where he believes future rookie can contribute.


“He has the special teams’ temperament right away,” admitted Ross. “Hopefully he will get on the field and contribute in some sort of packages versus the run and pass.”


The Giants drafted Odighizuwa because of his versatility, work ethic and athletic build. The organization feels unified in their decision and hopefully Odighizuwa can exhibit success in the NFL.

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