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Owamagbe Odighizuwa | Defensive End

Team: UCLA Bruins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 270

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NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock calls UCLA EDGE Owamagbe Odighizuwa "a freaky athlete."
"I've got a second-round grade on him," said Mayock, adding, "I think he's a base 4-3 end." Mayock praised Odighizuwa's "extremely strong hands." The 6-foot-3 1/2, 267-pound Odighizuwa, a national top-20 player coming out of high school, recorded a 1.62 10-yard split on his 4.62 forty. He added a 39-inch vertical, 10'7" broad jump, 7.36 second 3-cone and 4.19 20-yard short shuttle. Feb 23 - 2:22 PM
Source: NFL.com

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UCLA EDGE Owamagbe Odighizuwa recorded a 1.62 10 yard split during his 4.62 forty.

That is at 6'3.5" and 267 lbs with 33 3/4" arms and 11" hands. Owa added a 39" vertical, 10'7" broad jump, 7.36 3-cone and 4.19 20 yard short shuttle. He had an awesome day. Owa is one of the best at converting speed to power with hand use in this class.
Feb 22 - 4:15 PM

UCLA edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa said he's passed all of his medical evaluations.

"Everything has checked out, I'm good to go," Odighizuwa answered when asked about the medical exam. "Obviously, they saw the surgery in my hips. I had a MRI earlier this week to make sure they saw what they needed to see. The range of motion is good and they were real impressed with everything." The player nicknamed "Diggy" believes he could play either defensive end or linebacker at the next level. "I think of myself as a versatile athlete," Odighizuwa said. "I was able to do a lot of things at UCLA. What I do Sunday [at the combine] I believe will display what I can do athletically." He told the media 3-4 teams see him as a LB while 4-3 teams see him as a DE.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 21 - 11:47 PM

UCLA edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa "should perform extremely well in Indy to improve his draft stock," ESPN's Todd McShay believes.

"He plays hard, has a great work ethic and should interview very well, and he is very good against the run, but he could really improve his stock by exceeding expectations in terms of his speed and change-of-direction testing," McShay wrote. "He also has a lot riding on his medical exam, as he's had multiple surgeries in his career and missed the entire 2013 season." The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder is scheme versatile, and would fit comfortably in either a 4-3 or a 3-4. Rotoworld's Josh Norris wrote that Odighizuwa "has an awesome first snap but limited bend." Odighizuwa "has the traits to be a NFL starter if he stays healthy and builds off the momentum he showed as a senior," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler recently wrote.
Feb 18 - 1:02 PM

UCLA redshirt senior edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa made his debut on Mel Kiper's DE rankings at No. 6.

It's a little surprising that he wasn't ranked before, but Kiper warmed quickly to the Bruins' prospect, ranking him behind only a group consisting of sure first-rounders (Leonard Williams, USC, Randy Gregory, Nebraska, Shane Ray, Missouri, Dante Fowler, Florida, and Arik Armstead, Oregon). TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Odighizuwa "should be in [the] 1st round conversation." The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder is scheme versatile, and would fit comfortably in either a 4-3 or a 3-4. Rotoworld's Josh Norris wrote that Odighizuwa "has an awesome first snap but limited bend."
Jan 31 - 5:27 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes UCLA redshirt senior edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa "should be in [the] 1st round conversation."

"After Carl Davis no defender has helped themselves this week more than Odighizuwa," the analyst wrote. The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder is scheme versatile, and would fit comfortably in either a 4-3 or a 3-4. Odighizuwa "has the traits to be a NFL starter if he stays healthy and builds off the momentum he showed as a senior," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler recently wrote. Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris wrote that Odighizuwa "has an awesome first snap but limited bend."
Jan 24 - 2:30 PM

UCLA redshirt senior edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa "has the traits to be a NFL starter if he stays healthy and builds off the momentum he showed as a senior," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Odighizuwa is body beautiful with a lot of natural ability that can't be coached, but his UCLA career didn't go quite as planned, mostly due to a pair of hip surgeries in 2013," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder is scheme versatile, and would fit comfortable in either a 4-3 and 3-4. Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris wrote that Odighizuwa "has an awesome first snap but limited bend."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 19 - 11:10 PM

UCLA redshirt senior edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa "performed brilliantly" in the Bruins' win over Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl, aiding his draft stock, wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Odighizuwa recorded six tackles (two for loss), a sack and two passes broken up versus KSU. "It is that kind of well-rounded effort that could help the instinctive and muscled-up Odighizuwa to slip into the tail end of the first round," Rang wrote. He's now Rang's No. 32 overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 8 - 7:19 PM

UCLA redshirt senior edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

Odighizuwa has been the talk of the scouting community this week coming off a dominant showing against USC on Saturday. The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder, who missed the 2013 after undergoing two surgeries on his left hip, has returned better than ever. "Odighizuwa has a scheme-versatile skill-set that will appeal to both 4-3 and 3-4 teams with his size and athletic traits," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote on Tuesday. "He is body beautiful with a frame made for the NFL, the length and strength to play the run and the quickness and body control to disrupt the passer."
Source: Senior Bowl
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 09:33:00 PM

UCLA redshirt senior edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa "has a scheme-versatile skill-set that will appeal to both 4-3 and 3-4 teams," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Odighizuwa has a scheme-versatile skill-set that will appeal to both 4-3 and 3-4 teams with his size and athletic traits. He is body beautiful with a frame made for the NFL, the length and strength to play the run and the quickness and body control to disrupt the passer," Brugler writes. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound Odighizuwa missed the 2013 after undergoing two surgeries on his left hip. Brugler adds that Odighizuwa's "past injuries and lack of production will be used to knock him down during the pre-draft process, but the tape doesn't lie and he should test well during workouts, only further illustrating his versatile skill-set."
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 02:52:00 PM

UCLA redshirt senior edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa "is an example of a DE who doesn't need big sack numbers to have a significant impact at the line of scrimmage," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The 6-foot-3, 270-pound Odighizuwa missed the 2013 after undergoing two surgeries on his left hip, but he offers hand use and straight-line speed and power off the edge. Brugler has noted before that even though Odighizuwa numbers may be low this season, his "tape tells a different story."
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 02:50:00 PM

UCLA redshirt senior edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa received a +9.5 grade from Pro Football Focus for his play against USC.

That is a huge number for a prospect that deserves more recognition. Odighizuwa "notched two sacks, two hits and six hurries in just 35 pass-rushing snaps," per Sam Monson. USC's left tackle, Toa Lobendahn, was abysmal, and Odhigizuwa took advantage.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 12:23:00 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang noted that UCLA redshirt senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa "helped UCLA win the line of scrimmage, recording two sacks and disrupting several other plays," in Saturday's win over USC.

The 6-foot-3, 270-pound redshirt senior dominated star Southern Cal right tackle Zach Banner, despite giving up 80 pounds in the matchup. "It wasn't just Banner that struggled with Odighizuwa," Rang wrote. "When the muscle-packed defensive lineman moved inside, he quickly slipped past USC's guards, registering one sack in the third quarter and nearly recording another a series later. When he flipped sides, his quickness and a powerful slap challenged USC's left tackle Toa Lobendahn." Rang believes Odighizuwa is a potential top-100 selection. "He doesn't possess the explosive burst off the edge or nifty change of direction expected of a first round pick," the analyst wrote. "He does, however, possess the stout frame, quickness and power valued by clubs operating out of each alignment."
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:19:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes UCLA redshirt senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa "pass rush arsenal is still a work-in-progress, but his active hands are always working and his versatility to rush or play the run will be attractive."

"On some passing downs, Odighizuwa does stand up as an edge rusher and has a chance to show off his skill-set as a pass rush threat, using his natural bend and athleticism to beat blockers in space. His pass rush arsenal is still a work-in-progress, but his active hands are always working and his versatility to rush or play the run will be attractive," Brugler wrote. Odighizuwa missed the 2013 after undergoing two surgeries on his left hip, but he offers hand use and straight-line speed and power off the edge. Brugler notes that even though Odighizuwa only has three sacks this season, his "tape tells a different story."
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 03:04:00 PM

UCLA redshirt senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa continues to play at a high level, according to Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl.

Odighizuwa missed the 2013 after undergoing two surgeries on his left hip, but he offers hand use and straight-line speed and power off the edge. Weidl specifically points to Odighizuwa's Utah tape, noting the defensive end's "explosive upper body" and "high energy."
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 10:57:00 AM