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UCLA edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa "should go in the second-round range," ESPN's Todd McShay thinks.

"He's more of a left defensive end type at 6-4, 267 pounds," McShay wrote. "He looks the part, with huge hands and long arms; he's completely shredded. He doesn't have elite explosiveness, and that was on display with his runs, but his vertical and broad jumps were both very good." The 6-foot-3 1/2, 267-pound Odighizuwa, a national top-20 player coming out of high school, recorded a 1.62 10-yard split on his 4.62 forty at the combine. He added a 39-inch vertical, 10'7" broad jump, 7.36 second 3-cone and 4.19 20-yard short shuttle.
Mar 3 - 10:08 PM

One AFC National scout does not believe a team can rely on UCLA EDGE Owamagbe Odighizuwa for pass rushing productivity.

"He's not Courtney Upshaw, but he could be used kind of like that," the scout begins. "You have to know that he will be limited to just being a run stopper." We are shocked to read this. Owa converts speed to power better than most in this class and also wins while lining up inside. There is a history of hip injuries, but Owa has a lot of talent.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 3 - 12:22 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis doesn't "think some scouts are giving [UCLA QB Brett Hundley] his due credit as a thrower."

"He's competing to be the third quarterback off the board this year, after Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota," Davis wrote. "That battle isn't over, but some evaluators weren't particularly impressed with how he threw at the combine and they need to see more from him." Hundley is going to get his chance to show them on March 10 at UCLA's pro day. He has already announced he'll stand on his impressive combine numbers (Hundley's 3.98 20-yard shuttle set a new QB combine record, and he ran a 4.63 forty), but Hundley will throw for scouts. Davis, for one, thinks he will impress. "I can't wait to see how he fares," he wrote. "He has a chance to go out and put all those questions to rest, and I think he'll probably do just that."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 2 - 10:25 PM

UCLA LB Eric Kendricks "instincts, speed and ball skills could be the quick fix GM Ted Thompson is looking for," according to CBS Sports Rob Rang.

"It also wasn't a one-game issue, as the Packers finished the regular season ranked 23rd in the league in run defense and have since released inside linebackers AJ Hawk and Brad Jones. Kendricks lacks the bulk of a traditional 3-4 inside linebacker but his instincts, speed and ball skills could be the quick fix GM Ted Thompson is looking for," Rang wrote. The Butkus Award Winner would be a nice option for the Packers, and would be the perfect plug and play prospect. The UCLA tackling machine would allow the Packers to shift Clay Matthews back to his normal spot full-time, while giving the Packers an inside LB who is solid against the run and great in coverage.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 2 - 2:09 PM

An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that UCLA edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa is "really athletic" and "tough," but "doesn't have great instincts."

"Kid's got instincts and agility and strong hands," another scout said. "Question is, how much bigger is he going to get? He wins with power." The 6-foot-3 1/2, 267-pound Odighizuwa, a national top-20 player coming out of high school, recorded a 1.62 10-yard split on his 4.62 forty at the combine. He added a 39-inch vertical, 10'7" broad jump, 7.36 second 3-cone and 4.19 20-yard short shuttle. Odighizuwa's father Peter is serving three life sentences for a triple homicide shooting.
Mar 2 - 1:39 AM

An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that UCLA QB Brett Hundley has "got a lot of flaws in his game."

"I don't think he can mentally process," the scout said. "His arm and talent are OK." The 6-foot-3, 226-pounder has 4.63 wheels, a strong arm and a career 75-25 TD-INT ratio, but, as the scout indicates, we've never seen the tools coalesce on the field. "The physical tools are there," another scout said. "He's going to need time. He's going to have to go to a team that will need to have patience with him and just continue teaching him the game. A team at the top of the second (round) that needs a quarterback might throw him to the fire too early, and he's not ready for that."
Mar 1 - 7:11 PM

CBS Sports' NFL Insider Pat Kirwan mentioned that he wouldn't be "surprised" if UCLA QB Brett Hundley "goes in the bottom of the first round."

"Just interviewed Brett Hundley...don't be surprised if he goes in the bottom of the first round," Kirwan tweeted. The UCLA prospect's stock has started to rise a bit, since the combine. With evaluators having a hard time agreeing on who the third QB in this draft is, Hundley seems to have and edge on the other prospects not named Winston or Mariota. The Philadelphia Eagles have been linked to the 6-foot-3, 226-pound Hundley as of late. With Oregon QB Marcus Mariota most likely out of reach for the Eagles, Hundley offers Chip Kelly a prospect with a ton of athleticism who is familiar with his system.
Feb 27 - 3:39 PM

On NFL AM, UCLA LB Eric Kendricks mentioned that he models his game after 49er's great LB Patrick Willis.

"I watched a lot of Patrick Willis film in college, especially. My sophomore year when I took on the middle linebacker position and I needed help in certain areas, I would kind of throw his film on and watch a (few) cut-ups and see how he pursued the ball," Kendricks said on "NFL AM" Friday. "I think it's awesome how he plays the game. I try to emulate him to a certain extent, but also use my own style." The 6-foot, 230-pound Butkus Award winner was highly productive in 2014, recording 139 tackles. The UCLA prospect lead the team in tackles in both 2012 (150) and 2013 (105).
Source: NFL.com
Feb 27 - 3:00 PM

The MMQB's Jenny Vrentas spoke with one coach who questioned his peers for not finding 32 QBs talented enough to start in the NFL.

"There are 300 million people in the U.S., but we can’t find 32 NFL quarterbacks? As coaches, we’re messing it up," the coach said. The lack of quarterback talent is a big argument against adding more NFL franchises, at least from an entertainment perspective. The question is if teams would start incorporating offenses that rely less on traditional quarterback types. The position seems near its low in terms of talent.
Source: The MMQB
Feb 26 - 1:53 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes UCLA QB Brett Hundley "is a project in most schemes but perhaps not so much" for Philadelphia Eagles' HC Chip Kelly.

"Hundley is a project in most schemes but perhaps not so much for Kelly. The 6-3, 226-pounder has terrific speed, a big arm and a career 3-to-1 TD-INT (75-25). The drop-off in talent after the top three quarterbacks is significant enough to push Hundley into the first round, even though many clubs view him as a second-round value." The UCLA prospect's athleticism and familiarity with the system could help his case, as both Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez were fairly successful, despite the athletic skill-set. If Marcus Mariota is off the table for the Eagles, than Hundley could be a potential back-up plan for Philadelphia, but at No.20 it's a huge gamble.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 24 - 2:57 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said "I don't understand why [UCLA DT Ellis McCarthy] came out."

The 6-foot-4 1/2, 338-pound McCarthy was a national top-25 recruit who started just eight games in college, none in 2014. He recorded only 62 career tackles. McCarthy tested well, running the forty in 5.21 seconds with a 10-yard split of 1.82 seconds. He also had an eye opening vertical jump of 32 inches.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 24 - 12:15 AM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock calls UCLA EDGE Owamagbe Odighizuwa "a freaky athlete."

"I've got a second-round grade on him," said Mayock, adding, "I think he's a base 4-3 end." Mayock praised Odighizuwa's "extremely strong hands." The 6-foot-3 1/2, 267-pound Odighizuwa, a national top-20 player coming out of high school, recorded a 1.62 10-yard split on his 4.62 forty. He added a 39-inch vertical, 10'7" broad jump, 7.36 second 3-cone and 4.19 20-yard short shuttle.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 2:22 PM

UCLA QB Brett Hundley was "very impressive during the interview process with teams," wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Articulate, intelligent and comes across as a leader," Pauline wrote. Hundley is an extremely easy prospect to dream on. He's a respected leader, has a history with pressure having been UCLA's quarterback, is ridiculously athletic, and has a nice arm. We won't come around on him, however, because we haven't seen those traits coalesce on the field. When bullets are firing around him, Hundley uses his athleticism to become a running back, dropping his eyes and removing his arm from the equation. It won't matter how well spoken he is if Hundley can't effectively learn how to deal with pressure.
Feb 22 - 9:34 PM

UCLA EDGE Owamagbe Odighizuwa recorded a 1.62 10 yard split during his 4.62 forty.

That is at 6'3.5" and 267 lbs with 33 3/4" arms and 11" hands. Owa added a 39" vertical, 10'7" broad jump, 7.36 3-cone and 4.19 20 yard short shuttle. He had an awesome day. Owa is one of the best at converting speed to power with hand use in this class.
Feb 22 - 4:15 PM

UCLA edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa said he's passed all of his medical evaluations.

"Everything has checked out, I'm good to go," Odighizuwa answered when asked about the medical exam. "Obviously, they saw the surgery in my hips. I had a MRI earlier this week to make sure they saw what they needed to see. The range of motion is good and they were real impressed with everything." The player nicknamed "Diggy" believes he could play either defensive end or linebacker at the next level. "I think of myself as a versatile athlete," Odighizuwa said. "I was able to do a lot of things at UCLA. What I do Sunday [at the combine] I believe will display what I can do athletically." He told the media 3-4 teams see him as a LB while 4-3 teams see him as a DE.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 21 - 11:47 PM


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