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Germain Ifedi | Tackle

Team: Texas A&M Aggies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/2/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 324

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Rotoworld's Evan Silva gave the Seahawks' Draft class a B grade.
Seahawks GM John Schneider played his draft value cards right, leveraging Denver's lust for Paxton Lynch into an extra Rd. 3 pick and then only relinquishing a fourth-rounder himself a round later to stop Alabama DL Jarran Reed's fall. "This draft brought to Seattle a lot of good football players; three much-needed offensive line reinforcements, running back competition [Arkansas RB Alex Collins] following Marshawn Lynch's retirement, likely year-one defensive line help from Reed and perhaps [Rd. 5 Maryland DT Quinton] Jefferson, and steady in-line tight end [Nick] Vannett," Silva wrote. "How [Rd. 1 Texas A&M T/G Germain] Ifedi and [Rd. 3 Boise State OG Rees] Odhiambo fare under the tutelage of Tom Cable will go a long way in determining the results of this draft. On paper, I think Seattle emerged with a nice haul." Thu, May 5, 2016 02:00:00 PM
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Seahawks selected Texas A&M OT Germain Ifedi with the No. 31 overall pick in the 2016 draft

Ifedi (6'6/324) played both guard and right tackle, starting each of his three seasons before turning pro. He was a second-team All-SEC pick by the conference's coaches last year. Ifedi has 36" arms and big hands (10 3/4"), and can erase defensive linemen with power and length. His 2015 tape was rough, however, struggling with power and edge speed. Most NFL scouts believe Ifedi should play guard. Ifedi is something of a boom-bust prospect.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 11:44:00 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes that Texas A&M T Germain Ifedi's "lack of consistency is a concern."

"Teams must first decide if Ifedi is a guard or tackle," Zierlein wrote, "and then he has to learn to be more patient with his hands and technically sound or he'll forever have issues. He does have a high ceiling to be sure." Pro Football Focus understands the boom-bust potential that Zierlein highlights. They view him as one of the most overrated players in the pool, with Michael Renner noting that the 6-foot-6, 324-pounder "routinely lost the first-punch battle" during his time with the Aggies.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 10:53:00 PM

An NFL scout who spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said that Texas A&M T Germain Ifedi has "got to be a guard."

"Just doesn't move very well," the scout said, adding that Ifedi was "very stiff." Other scouts who spoke with the Journal Sentinel were open in their praise, though, with one saying, "Big, strong guy. Real smart (Wonderlic of 27). Can play guard. I don't see many holes." That scout also noted that Ifedi had three different offensive line coaches during his time with the Aggies. Depending on which team drafts him, he should find more continuity on the coaching front once he hits the NFL.
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 12:40:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. projected the Jets to select Texas A&M T Germain Ifedi at No. 20 in his April 6 mock draft.

No. 20 for Ifedi is about as optimistic a projection as you will find at this stage. Kiper is keen on his "long arms and quick feet," though he also understands that the Aggie lineman will need some coaching work before he is truly ready to shine. "You're certainly projecting a little here, because he's far more about potential than polish at this point, but you could end up with a steal at a need position," Kiper wrote. Pro Football Focus is less sunny in their assessment of Ifedi, seeing him as one of the most overrated players in the entire draft.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 11:04:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline's sources like Texas A&M T Germain Ifedi as a fit for the Seahawks.

Pauline wrote that "most people I speak with feel Ifedi is a great fit for the team at the end of round one. The recurring comment is "Ifedi is a Seattle Seahawks type of lineman."" The delicious poetry here is that while Ifedi could be a perfect fit for Seattle, the Seahawks do not actually appear interested in pursuing him. They did not send a representative to Texas A&M's late March Pro Day. While Pete Carroll's crew at least outwardly seems disinterested here, the Vikings hosted Ifedi for an official visit on Thursday. Per Pauline, the Texans "really like him" as well.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 07:34:00 PM

Texas A&M OL Germain Ifedi met with the New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns in recent days, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports.

Ifedi's Pro Day workout Wednesday kicked off a three-week stretch leading up to the draft that is going to leave his head spinning. He's on a visit with the Vikings as we speak (Thursday) and has already had pre-draft visits to the Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins. Next up, he'll be visiting the Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears and Houston Texans. "I am told the Texans really like him," Pauline wrote. Ifedi also has private workouts booked with the Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, Panthers, Texans and Atlanta Falcons.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 04:53:00 PM

Texas A&M OL Germain Ifedi is on an official pre-draft visit with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday.

Ifedi takes one of the club's 30 pre-draft prospect visits. The Vikings aren't the only organization taking a strong interest in Ifedi. In attendance at Ifedi's Pro Day workout on Wednesday were the OL coaches of the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 12:35:00 PM

NFL Draft Scout's Frank Cooney cautioned that Texas A&M OL Germain Ifedi "still needs to improve reliability as a pass blocker on the outside."

Cooney does like Ifedi for his "huge, well-built body" and his "broad shoulders, exceptionally long arms (36 inches) and quick feet." The analyst grows uncomfortable with the A&M product's consistency, though, noting that the 6-foot-6, 324-pounder was "unable to take over that prized left tackle spot previously held by first-round draftees Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews and remained at right tackle where even in his third season as a starter, he still showed a frustrating lack of consistency in his technique." Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar compared him to La'el Collins in mid-March.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 07:28:00 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt wrote that while Texas A&M OL Germain Ifedi isn't a first-round prospect, he "should have a solid career in the NFL."

"Ifedi has good size (6-5 3/4, 324 pounds), long arms (36 inches) and is strong. He played guard and tackle at A&M and could start at multiple positions in the NFL," Brandt noted. He included the Aggie product on his list of the most underrated offensive players in the draft, which leads us to an old-fashioned ratings war with Pro Football Focus. That outlet referred to him as being one of the most overrated players in this pool, as the boys at PFF noted that he "routinely lost the first-punch battle" despite those long arms which Brandt so enjoys. The oddest part of Brandt's endorsement of Ifedi is that back in late January, he indicated that he believed the offensive lineman should have returned to school for his redshirt senior season. The great thing about opinions is that they can change.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Texas A&M OL Germain Ifedi is one of the most overrated players in the draft, according to Pro Football Focus.

"The smoothness and change of direction ability we saw last year from his teammate Cedrick Ogbuehi did not at all pass on to Ifedi," Michael Renner wrote. "And while his arms are long, he routinely lost the first-punch battle." According to PFF's metrics, Ifedi posted a negative pass blocking grade last year, allowing five sacks, three hits, and 18 hurries. "In all likelihood he’s a guard at the next level, but I’m not sure that will magically alleviate his issues," Renner wrote.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 05:12:00 PM

Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar likens Texas A&M OL Germain Ifedi to La’el Collins.

"Like La’el Collins—his pro comparison—Ifedi can be uncontrolled and struggles with second-level blocking at times, but has a nice array of workable attributes," Farrar wrote. Following the likes of Luke Joeckel, Jake Matthews and Cedric Ogbuehi at Texas A&M probably set the expectations a bit high for the talented but inconsistent Ifedi, who we aren't as high on as others. Farrar pegs him as the No. 46 prospect in the class. "Ifedi has a ton of technique issues that will likely keep him out of the first round, despite his stature and athleticism," Farrar wrote. "Ifedi’s NFL team will have to correct these technique issues, but let’s be clear: I think he has far better overall technique than Miami’s Ereck Flowers, a big tackle the Giants took with the ninth overall pick last year, and while he may be a good right tackle in the right system in time, I don’t think he’s an automatic NFL guard."
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 05:38:00 PM

Texas A&M OL Germain Ifedi met with the Cleveland Browns "for an extended time," TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports.

"Well spoken and impressive," Pauline noted. That's fine and dandy, but we are among the group that feels Ifedi made a mistake by leaving school early. The 6-foot-5, 320-pounder struggles with both power and speed, a fact that for us overshadows his physical gifts. The NFL seems to disagree. Ifedi reportedly received a second-round grade from the advisory committee last winter before returning to school.
Wed, Jan 27, 2016 05:56:00 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt believes Texas A&M OL Germain Ifedi should have returned to campus.

"The Aggies had a tackle taken in the first round in each of the last three drafts," Brandt wrote. "Many thought Ifedi would make it four consecutive years, but I don't believe he will. He was hurt some this year. He needs to improve his strength and get more experience as pass protector." We agree with Brandt. Ifedi struggles with both power and speed, so we're not even overly excited about him as a guard. The 6-foot-5, 320-pounder reportedly received a second-round grade from the advisory committee last winter before returning to school. We wouldn't advise using a Rd. 2 selection on him.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 02:15:00 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler noted that Texas A&M redshirt junior OL Germain Ifedi displays "the bad habit of playing high and impatien[t], lunging and ending up on the ground."

Ifedi declared for the draft on Saturday, but Brugler sees that there's still work to do for the 6-foot-5, 320-pound tackle. Wrote the draft analyst, "Ifedi is late with his hands and his placement is unorganized and out of control, often hugging defenders because of his poor hand usage." On the more positive side, he likes the soon-to-be-former Aggie's frame and lateral movement. Brugler noted that his best fit at the next level would be with an aggressive coaching staff that would help him improve his consistency.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Jan 3, 2016 05:33:00 PM