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Cedric Ogbuehi | Tackle

Team: Texas A&M Aggies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 305

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ESPN's Mel Kiper gave the Bengals a "B+" draft grade.
The analyst thought Cincy reached a bit for Cedric Ogbuehi (ACL), but made up for it by snatching a good value in second-round OT Jake Fisher at No. 53. Kiper loved the selection of TCU LB Paul Dawson at the end of Round 3 and called No. 120 pick DB Josh Shaw a top-60 talent. Both have character issues. "Marvin Lewis likes to take chances on these kinds of kids, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if he hits a couple home runs," Kiper wrote. Sun, May 3, 2015 06:14:00 PM

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Bengals selected Texas A&M LT Cedric Ogbuehi with the No. 21 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Ogbuehi (6'5/306) made 42 college starts, opening his career at guard, later seeing action at right tackle, and playing left tackle as a senior. He was named first-team All SEC by the conference's coaches in 2014. Durability is Ogbuehi's red flag. He tore an ACL in TAMU's bowl game and dealt with recurring back problems. Ogbuehi has vine-like arms (35 7/8") and was considered just as good or better than Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews at College Station. Ogbuehi is now the Bengals' starting left tackle of the future. In 2015, they'll be able to ease him in behind LT Andrew Whitworth and RT Andre Smith, who are both in contract years.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 10:27:00 PM

Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi has dealt with "back issues his whole career," according to an anonymous scout.

"Just during games you'd see him stretching, and in practice he was always doing some maintenance on the back. There's got to be some legitimate concerns about the back," the scout concluded. A previous quote in early March from a scout, also via McGinn, stated Ogbuehi rarely practiced due to always being hurt. The athletic left tackle is coming off an ACL injury sustained in the school's bowl game but is on track to help in year one.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 12:15:00 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that it's "hard to evaluate [Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi] as a left tackle, because he had some ups and downs playing the position."

"Any time he was threatened by power, it usually didn't go very well. But his versatility is very valuable and he has outstanding foot quickness and overall length (including 35 7/8-inch arms)," McShay wrote. "He needs to get healthy, coming off of a torn ACL, and then get stronger." We've loved Ogbuehi's game for years, but would like to see him correct his punch timing. As is, he's losing power on first contact.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 10:19:00 PM

Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi is scheduled to visit the Broncos next Tuesday, according to Mike Klis.

Lance Zierlein recently said Ogbuehi was "locked into" the first round, and the Broncos make a lot of sense due to their need at right tackle and guard. Ogbuehi has filled both spots and each might be a better NFL fit than left tackle. We have been big fans of Ogbuehi's game for multiple years, but he does need to fix his punch timing in order to create more power on first contact.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 10:13:00 AM

Some NFL OL coaches believe Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi is the best prospect at his position in the 2015 class, according to Steve Palazzolo.

Palazzolo works for PFF and is one of the leading members of CFF, and both services meet with NFL coaches and personnel staffers. We aren't surprised by the comment, as Ogbuehi is one of the more athletic tackles in the draft but does need to fix his punch timing in order to generate more strength. He has experience at both tackle spots and at guard.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 03:06:00 PM

After speaking with "multiple teams," NFL Media's Lance Zierlein says Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi is a lock to be selected in the first round.

"He's going in (the) 1st," Lance tweeted. We absolutely respect Lance's views and he is one of the more well connected media members out there. Ogbuehi is a first-round talent who could be selected outside of it, but teams likely fear ACL injuries less and less each season. As Zielrein said on Josh Norris' podcast, Ogbuehi has strength but does not use it efficiently at all times due to a low punch point. Ogbuehi ranks as a first-round grade and No. 16 overall on Norris' board.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 09:25:00 AM

Per CBS Sports' Frank Cooney, some NFL teams think that Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi's "tepid play" last season "might be a window into his soul" and they "question Ogbuehi's commitment to the game."

"He showed plenty of ability over the years and the magic of modern medicine should make Ogbuehi almost whole again, but maybe not physically and mentally until the 2016 season," Cooney wrote. "When healthy, Ogbuehi is a powerful run blocker and agile, athletic pass blocker, but isn't considered an enforcer, especially off his measured, 2014 season performances. He has experience at guard and depending on how he plays after rehab, that may be handy." Ogbuehi lobbied to get picked by the Lions in a recent visit with the team's brass in Detroit. "I haven't reached my potential yet, and just with my arms and my feet, once I reach my potential it'll be fun to see. I'll be a guy that can come in and protect (Matthew) Stafford. That's the No. 1 goal protect the quarterback. I can be here for a long time," he said.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 11:55:00 PM

Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi had a pre-draft visit with the Lions on Monday, according to

The Lions currently have OT Riley Reiff, who is capable of playing both tackle positions. With second-year player, Travis Swanson, to take over the center position, while Larry Warford will man the right guard spot. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Ogbuehi could be a potential target at No. 23 for the Lions, who could man either the left guard or right tackle position. The Texas A & M prospect was a starting guard and right tackle during his first three seasons for the Aggies, and should probably hear his name called somewhere in the back end of the first round.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 04:03:00 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl believes Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi will appeal to the Eagles on Day 2 if they don't pick an offensive lineman in Round 1.

"There has been a lot of talk linking the Eagles with Oregon tackle Jake Fisher, given his connection with Kelly," Weidl wrote. "And while Fisher would make sense here, another option could be Ogbuehi, who has almost been forgotten about after an up-and-down year and a season-ending torn ACL in 2015. He would be a good fit for Kelly's system with his foot quickness, agility and excellent length (35 7/8-inch arms), and the zone-blocking scheme would help mask his struggles against power." The analyst also believes Ogbuehi's versatility would be greatly valued to a Philadelphia offensive line struck hard by suspensions and injuries last season. Ogbuehi could conceivably play four different positions on the line, depending on Kelly's preference. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder is graded as a first-rounder by many, including Rotoworld, so it's no sure thing he'd be available when the Eagles were up in Round 2.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 01:38:00 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein reports that NFL evaluators are "very worried" about Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi's "core strength and ability to anchor in pass protection."

"But some of his anchor issues could be improved with technique work -- especially where his hands are concerned," the analyst added. "He should be a plus run blocker, especially on stretch plays, but needs to add strength and work on technique if he is to reach his play potential. Ogbuehi's bowl-game injury could hurt his draft standing, but his traits and potential might be able to keep him in the first round." He offers an NFL comparison of Eugene Monroe. Ogbuehi is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the Aggies' bowl game. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder is graded as a first-rounder by many, including Rotoworld.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 12:06:00 AM

Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi (ACL) announced he will be healthy in time for the start of training camp.

Ogbuehi ripped an ACL in the Aggies' bowl game and had surgery about six weeks ago. He has maintained throughout that he'd be ready to play in the 2015 season, and today's news doubles down on that confidence. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder is graded as a first-rounder by many, including Rotoworld. He is our No. 17 overall prospect, though we don't factor injuries into the evaluation. "Ogbuehi has enough strength, length and athleticism to hold up on the outside. There are real flashes of the complete package, he needs to win more often on first contact in order to sustain success," Josh Norris wrote.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 08:29:00 PM

Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi "did everything as well as (Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews)," an NFL scout said.

"He is really talented but soft and doesn't play very strong," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I've been in there three years in a row and have never seen him practice. Guy's always hurt." Ogbuehi started for about three-and-a-half collegiate seasons. He tore an ACL in the Aggies' bowl game and had surgery about six weeks ago. Ogbuehi believes he'll play next season.
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 12:39:00 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline notes that Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi's 2014 struggles were based on his poor acclimation to right tackle after a mid-season shift.

"I was told the offensive lineman really struggled moving from the right tackle to left tackle," Pauline wrote. "The stance and set-up threw him for a loop in the early part of the campaign but it was brought to my attention that Ogbuehi played well on the left side late in the year." The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder is graded as a first-rounder by ESPN's Todd McShay. Rotoworld's Josh Norris is similarly a big fan of Ogbuehi.
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 09:24:00 PM

Texas A&M T Cedric Ogbuehi "needs to show that he at least has more weight-room strength than people think" at the combine, wrote NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Ogbuehi tore his ACL in the Aggies' bowl game, so he's limited in what he can do as he recovers from the injury," Zierlein wrote. "He has said he intends to participate in the bench press, though. Teams want to know that he's strong, and I think the bench press is a huge opportunity for him. People think he has a problem with functional strength." Rotoworld's Josh Norris is a fan of Ogbuehi, but believes the tackle needs to work on his punch timing and placement. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder is still graded as a first-rounder by ESPN's Todd McShay.
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 06:34:00 PM