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."