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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 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

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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

UCLA redshirt senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa "looks at full health" this year, notes ESPN's Kevin Weidl.

"Explosive and powerful," Weidl noted. Odighizuwa missed the 2013 season due to a pair of surgeries on his left hip. His return has been lauded by more than one draft expert as a triumphant success. Odighizuwa, noted for his long arms, directly used those gangly limbs to contribute to the Bruins' first score of the season when the 6-foot-3, 270-pounder deflected Virginia QB Greyson Lambert's second quarter pass. The ball floated into CB Ishmael Adams' hands, and Adams scampered into the end zone.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 08:08:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline expects UCLA redshirt senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa to "continue to rise up draft boards."

"I raved about Odighizuwa prior to the 2013 season but a hip injury sidelined him the entire year," Pauline wrote. "Against Virginia he looked as dominant as ever. Odighizuwa offers a terrific combination of athleticism, quickness and explosion. He was constantly behind the line of scrimmage disrupting the action and was omnipresent all game long. Expect Odighizuwa to raise his play as the season progresses and continue to rise up draft boards." The 6-foot-3, 270-pound Odighizuwa has long arms, good balance and agility, and an explosive style. Pauline recently compared him to former Tennessee Volunteer and New York Jet Shaun Ellis.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 06:16:00 PM

UCLA redshirt senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa "helped his NFL stock" in Saturday's win over Virginia, CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote.

Odighizuwa missed the 2013 season due to a pair of surgeries on his left hip. His return was a triumphant success, as Odighizuwa was involved in two of UCLA's three defensive touchdowns in the first half. "Scouts love pass rushers with long arms and the 6-foot-3, 270 pound Odighizuwa showed why, reaching over Virginia left tackle Michael Mooney to graze the football as starting quarterback Greyson Lambert delivered a second quarter pass," Rang wrote. "The ball floated over its intended target and into the hands of cornerback Ishmael Adams for the Bruins' first score of the season. Roughly 10 minutes of play later, Odighizuwa forced a quick throw from Lambert that Kendricks picked off to give the Bruins a commanding 21-3 lead. Odighizuwa showed good balance and agility to spin back inside on the play to threaten Lambert after consistently beating Mooney off the edge with a combination of burst and power."
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 04:08:00 PM

TFY Draft insider's Tony Pauline believes he may have undervalued UCLA redshirt senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa with a preseason Round 3 grade.

"Still early but love what I'm seeing from Odighizuwa," Pauline tweeted on Saturday. Odighizuwa recorded 44 tackles in 2012 and was regarded as a rising prospect, but sat on the sidelines in 2013 with a hip injury. "When I watched Odighizuwa last summer I was blown away," Pauline wrote in late July. "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."
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 01:38:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 07:24:00 PM