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Amobi Okoye


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Position: Defensive Tackle

School: Louisville

Status: Senior

Height: 6-1

Weight: 310

40-Yard Dash: 5.10 (EST)


Louisville has a recent tradition of big, physical defensive tackles, and Okoye may be the best of the bunch. He is extremely strong, able to clog holes against the run by willingly taking on multiple blockers and driving them back. Okoye will also use his sheer strength to push linemen back into the pocket before he disengages to bring down a runner or the QB. Plays with his head and rarely makes significant mistakes.


Okoye will occasionally play too upright, and sometimes seems to get cocky, and thus sloppy. His size and power would suggest that he could be able to play the nose tackle position in either the 3-4 or 4-3 fronts, but at this phase of his game, with how raw he is, he'd be better suited for an under-tackle role as his motor is still rather inconsistent.


A very intriguing prospect, especially considering how skilled he is despite being as raw as he is at only 20 years old when he'll report to his first NFL training camp. He has outright boom-or-bust potential, and will make a team in the mid-to-late first either very very happy or very very upset.

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