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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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TFY Insider's Tony Pauline compares UCLA redshirt senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa to former New York Jet Shaun Ellis.
Pauline allotted Odighizuwa a preseason Round 3 grade. "When I watched Odighizuwa last summer I was blown away," he wrote. "Much of the talk understandably centered around Anthony Barr yet many stamped Cassius Marsh as the Bruins top defensive line prospect. Odighizuwa sat on the sidelines in 2013 with a hip injury yet scouts rightfully gave him high grades moving towards the 2014 campaign. He reminds me of former Tennessee Volunteer and New York Jet Shaun Ellis in that he plays with an explosive, strong and athletic style." Odighizuwa's draft stock is dependent on his ability to prove he's healthy again. Jul 27 - 7:24 PM

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TFY Insider's Tony Pauline allotted UCLA redshirt senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa a preseason Round 3 grade.

This should be considered positive news for Odighizuwa, who missed all of last season with a hip injury. Odighizuwa recorded 44 tackles in 2012 and was regarded as a rising prospect. Odighizuwa's draft stock is obviously dependent on his ability to prove he's back to 100-percent.
Jul 13 - 9:39 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl mentioned UCLA senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa as a notable name returning from injury.

Arizona receiver Austin Hill and Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips also received a mention. Odighizuwa missed all of last season with a hip injury, while Hill missed a large portion of action last year while recovering from an ACL injury in the spring of 2013. Phillips underwent surgery to repair a "chronic back issue."
Jul 3 - 12:57 PM

Despite losing multiple pieces to the NFL, draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah praised UCLA's defensive front heading into the 2014 season.

Jeremiah did not name names, but we will. Most notably, we are excited for the return of edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa, who missed last season with a hip injury. Defensive tackle Kenny Clark, a younster, as well as rising star Myles Jack are two other Bruins worth watching. Be sure to keep inside linebacker Eric Kendricks, Mychal's brother, in mind this season.
Jul 1 - 12:20 PM

UCLA senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa will miss the 2013 due to a hip injury.

Bruins coach Jim Mora said Odighizuwa wasn't "physically or emotionally" prepared to play after undergoing two surgeries on his hip. Odighizuwa first underwent surgery after UCLA's Holiday Bowl victory. He was forced to go under the knife again after spring practice. Odighizuwa recorded 44 tackles last season and was regarded as a rising prospect. Draft insider's Tony Pauline recently ranked Odighizuwa as a better draft prospect than teammate Cassius Marsh.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 01:16:00 PM

Despite UCLA senior Owamagbe Odighizuwa's hip injury, draft insider Tony Pauline ranks the DE over teammate Cassius Marsh.

Pauline notes this is the opposite of some NFL evaluators. Odighizuma is "much more athletic, quicker faster and versatile" than his defensive end counterpart. First reports stated Odighizuwa would miss the season, but recent news stated he could return for the first game. Don't solely lock on to Anthony Barr when watching the Bruins, as these two have NFL talent.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 12:49:00 PM

UCLA DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa's hip injury is not as serious as initially expected, and the senior has a chance to play in the school's opener against Nevada.

Initial reports stated Odighizuwa "had a torn rotator cuff in his hip, but it now appears the hip was just "frayed," which means a recovery time of just two to three months," per CBS Sports. Odighizuwa had been considered the replacement for NFL-bound defensive lineman Datone Jones.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, May 21, 2013 10:43:00 AM

UCLA senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa will miss the 2013 season after undergoing hip surgery on Tuesday.

He will still have a season of eligibility remaining in 2014. Odighizuwa was expected to take over for first-round draft pick Datone Jones at defensive end. The Bruins still have talented pieces on that side of the ball, however, the loss of Odighizuwa is significant.
Source: LA Times
Tue, May 14, 2013 04:14:00 PM