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Browns selected Oklahoma State DE/OLB Emmanuel Ogbah with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Ogbah (6'4/273) earned 2015 co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, setting a school record for quarterback hurries and logging 28 sacks in 36 career starts. Ogbah shredded the Combine, ranking top three among defensive linemen in the forty (4.63), broad jump (10'1"), and vertical (35.5"). Ogbah has go-go-gadget arms (35 1/2") and shows an ability to convert his speed into power, but is too frequently washed out in run defense and shows a limited array of pass-rush moves. Each of the analytics-minded Browns' first two draft picks have checked boxes for both high-level college production and high-level measurables.
Apr 29 - 7:20 PM

An NFL scout who spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called Oklahoma State edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah "a pretty darn good total package."

Darn straight. Said the scout of Ogbah, "Prototypical 4-3 defensive end. Got a high ceiling and he’s made of the right stuff. Just starting to figure out how good he can be." Another evaluator who spoke with the Journal Sentinel believes his NFL career could swing one of two ways. "One of those guys with phenomenal height, weight, speed. Tested tremendously well. But he doesn’t play hard all the time, he’s stiff and he’s not naturally instinctive. There’s probably a 65% chance he busts and a 35% chance he’s a double-digit sack guy. Boom or bust type." Ogbah could be drafted as high as the second round.
Apr 29 - 2:05 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes that Oklahoma State edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah could fall as far as the third round.

"Ogbah tests well, but doesn't play like a "bendy" edge rusher and his effort level is uneven," Zierlein wrote before adding the kill shot. "Three teams confirmed that he carries a grade of Rounds 2-3 and it's entirely possible he drops to the third round." As Pro Football Focus writer John Breitenbach put it, the 6-foot-4, 273-pounder "doesn't display the kind of technical proficiency of some of his peers." Not all evaluators are so down on Ogbah, though. Indeed, Greg Gabriel -- the former director of college scouting for the Chicago Bears -- reported in early April that several NFL executives are viewing him as a potential first-rounder. Ogbah has visited the Chargers, Bears, Falcons, Titans, Bengals and Bucs.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 24 - 2:50 PM

Oklahoma redshirt freshman WR John Humphrey will transfer.

Humphrey announced his decision on Twitter, writing that after speaking with his friends, family and pastor, it will be in his best interest to "take his talents elsewhere." ESPN ranked the 6-foot-1, 160-pound receiver as a four-star recruit out of high school, slotting him into the ESPN 300 at No. 191. No word as of yet as to where Humphrey might be transferring, but he has talent.
Apr 21 - 5:20 PM

Oklahoma State edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah will visit the Chargers on Wednesday, according to Aaron Wilson.

This is on top of visiting the Falcons on Tuesday and previously traveling to see the Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ogbah's evaluation is a real enigma. He posted a ton of production last season and is one of the most athletic prospects at his position. However, we question if how Ogbah won in college translates to the NFL. He tends to run around his opponent rather than attacking with length, hands and athleticism.
Apr 19 - 10:45 AM

Oklahoma State edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah will visit the Falcons and Panthers this week.

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson relayed word of the two upcoming visits. While some have forwarded Ogbah as a first-round pick -- even a mid-first round pick -- Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom is less-than-enthused, including him on his "All-Overrated Prospect Team." Wrote Nystrom, "Ogbah was a tremendous collegiate pass rusher, but his technique is terrible. You can’t simply run around tackles to bag NFL sacks. On top of that, Ogbah is impartial on running downs. You can do better with a first-round pick."
Apr 18 - 4:41 PM

Oklahoma State redshirt senior RB Raymond Taylor is no longer listed on the roster.

On Friday, Taylor was left off the roster released for the team's spring contest. We have no detail at this juncture as to why he was not listed. The 5-foot-7, 195-pound redshirt senior was the team's third-leading rusher in 2015, rumbling his way for 297 yards on 47 carries (6.3 YPC). Included in that workload, three games started against TCU, Iowa State and Oklahoma.
Source: Tulsa World
Apr 17 - 12:32 PM

Former Chicago Bears director of college scouting Greg Gabriel hears that Oklahoma State edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah could be a potential top-15 draft pick.

Top-15 would be a very bullish projection for Ogbah, as many mock drafts thrown out into the Internet by various draft analysts do not even have the Oklahoma State standout being drafted in the first round. Gabriel is hearing from "high-level execs" that the 6-foot-4, 273-pounder is legitimately being viewed as mid-first-round talent by some teams. He scheduled official visits with the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in mid-March.
Apr 9 - 7:52 PM

Pro Football Focus analyst John Breitenbach believes that Oklahoma State edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah "doesn’t display the kind of technical proficiency of some of his peers."

"While he may be able to get away without an array of pass rush moves at the college level, it’s doubtful the same will hold true in the pros," Breitenbach speculated. Ogbah represents a quandary for the PFF analysis team, though, as for all of the technical prowess he might lack, he still graded out superbly against the pass by the outlet's metrics. Indeed, the 6-foot-4, 273-pounder finished the 2015 campaign grading as PFF's No. 5 pass rusher among edge defenders. That being said, Ogbah struggled against the run and "f[ound] himself moved backwards with frequency by offensive tackles." An NFL GM shares Breitenbach's evaluation pain, saying earlier this month that he "doesn't know what to do" with Ogbah. In a five-round mock draft posted on Monday, NFL Media's Chad Reuter projected the Oklahoma State standout to the Lions with pick No. 46 in the second round. Mid-second round sounds about right to us.
Mar 29 - 3:44 PM

Oklahoma State edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah told Mike Florio he is scheduled to visit the Bears and Bucs.

Ogbah was one of the most productive pass rusher in college football last season. The question is if how he won at the college level translates to the NFL. Ogbah is a great athlete, posting some of the top results among edge rushers, and that is how he won against Big 12 offensive tackles: running around the pocket and heavy footed offensive linemen. Ogbah was far more productive than Danielle Hunter, but his NFL journey and progression needs to follow the same path. Landing spot could be critical.
Mar 18 - 9:12 AM

An NFL general manager says "don't know what to do" with Oklahoma State DE Emmanuel Ogbah.

"It's hard to get worked up about him because he's not a classic edge rusher and his tape won't knock your socks off. Good combine, but I don't see that same explosion on tape," the GM said. "He's very strong and very productive. I just don't know what to do with him." Ogbah is coming off a tremendous Combine. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds and added superb vertical jump (35.5 inches) and broad jumps (10-1). The NFL continues to try to talk itself out of him despite those results and his past two dominant college seasons.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 15 - 11:23 PM

Oklahoma State OC Mike Yurcich said that the team's "at a point in time when [junior QB Mason Rudolph's] the man he can take over."

Rudolph was at least partially "the man" in 2015, though then-senior QB J.W. Walsh also saw significant run at times. Walsh has exited stage left after graduating, though, leaving the keys of the Cowboys' offensive car to the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Rudolph. He's already taking on more of a visible leadership role, as junior WR James Washington has attested to. Said Washington, "He’s making sure we’re there on time, making sure we get in work after practice, and even days we’re off we’re still out there throwing." Last season, Rudolph threw for 3,770 yards (62.3% completions) with a 21/9 TD/INT ratio. Those numbers could see a bump in 2016.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 11 - 9:26 PM

Oklahoma State DE Jimmy Bean (knee) was unable to work out at Tuesday's pro day.

The injury also helped him out of most of the Combine, though Bean was able to do the bench press in Indianapolis. He measured in at 6-foot-5 1/4, 263 pounds. Bean went off for 25 tackles, 10.5 TFL and 5.5 sacks in the first eight games of 2015 before the knee injury ended his campaign. It helped that Emmanuel Ogbah was playing on the other side.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 11 - 12:01 AM

Oklahoma State DE Emmanuel Ogbah stood on most of his Combine numbers but ran a 4.59-second 20-yard short shuttle at Tuesday pro day.

Ogbah, checking in at 6-foot-4 3/8, 277 pounds, worked out at both defensive end and outside linebacker. "The scouts on hand thought that he looked much better working out at defensive end than at linebacker," noted Gil Brandt. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line coach Jay Hayes and Oakland Raiders linebackers coach Sal Sunseri were on hand for the workout, as were a large contingent of New York Giant staffers.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 10 - 10:11 PM

The New York Giants had a "decent-sized presence" at Oklahoma State DE Emmanuel Ogbah's Tuesday pro day, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Ogbah came into the season with darkhorse top-10 hype, wasn't talked about much during the fall for whatever reason, and has resurfaced on the national landscape after a strong Combine that followed a great season. The Giants like athletic, lanky edge rushers and Ogbah is most certainly that. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds in Indy.
Mar 9 - 5:47 PM


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