Obi Ezeh, ILB, Michigan

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Obi Ezeh, ILB, Michigan

Postby OGDraft » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:31 pm

Height: 6’2
Weight: 250
School: Michigan
40 Time: 4.80
Class: Senior
Stock: Down
Projected: Undrafted

Stats

2010 – 58 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1.0 sack
2009 – 70 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 2 PBU
2008 – 98 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, 2 PBU, 1 INT
2007 – 67 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 2 PBU, 1 INT

Overview:

Obi Ezeh is a disappointing LB prospect. After his great sophomore year I thought he had some potential but he has yet to improve or even come close to matching those numbers. He’s not a very good athlete and for his size and experience he is an awful run defender and still makes too many mistakes. He may not have a true position at the next level. 3-4 ILB would seem logical but he would have a tough time shedding blocks inside. He lacks the range to be an OLB and his upside is at best a special team player. I think it will be very hard for him to make an NFL teams roster.

Scouting Report:

Positives

- Great size
- 4 year starter
- Good tackler, sound technique
- Gets his pads low
- Doesn’t miss many tackles
- Understands his assignments in coverage

Negatives

- Poor athlete
- Stiff hips and struggles to change directions
- Will have a tough time in coverage in the NFL
- Doesn’t have great range
- Struggles to shed blocks
- Takes poor angles and runs himself out of the play too often
- Doesn’t play the run as well as you would expect from his size
- Poor awareness and instincts
- Bites on play fakes too much
- Won’t be much of a pass rusher
- Has actually regressed
- Limited upside

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite


Speed: 2.0
Tackling: 3.0
Coverage: 2.0
Point Of Attack: 1.5
Instincts: 2.0
Pass Rush: 1.0
Pro Potential: 1.0
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