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UCLA redshirt senior edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

Odighizuwa has been the talk of the scouting community this week coming off a dominant showing against USC on Saturday. The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder, who missed the 2013 after undergoing two surgeries on his left hip, has returned better than ever. "Odighizuwa has a scheme-versatile skill-set that will appeal to both 4-3 and 3-4 teams with his size and athletic traits," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote on Tuesday. "He is body beautiful with a frame made for the NFL, the length and strength to play the run and the quickness and body control to disrupt the passer."
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 25 - 9:33 PM

UCLA redshirt senior edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa "has a scheme-versatile skill-set that will appeal to both 4-3 and 3-4 teams," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Odighizuwa has a scheme-versatile skill-set that will appeal to both 4-3 and 3-4 teams with his size and athletic traits. He is body beautiful with a frame made for the NFL, the length and strength to play the run and the quickness and body control to disrupt the passer," Brugler writes. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound Odighizuwa missed the 2013 after undergoing two surgeries on his left hip. Brugler adds that Odighizuwa's "past injuries and lack of production will be used to knock him down during the pre-draft process, but the tape doesn't lie and he should test well during workouts, only further illustrating his versatile skill-set."
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 25 - 2:52 PM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley told Jim Rome "there is a really good chance" last weekend's win was his last versus USC.

"The conversation keep coming up. I’ve got my degree," Hundley said during the interview. "I’ve done everything I wanted to do here. I’ve left something really, truly great, and I feel good. That’s probably my last one against USC." This is not a surprise, but many evaluators have suggested Hundley return to school for one more year to refine his skills in the pocket.
Nov 25 - 10:40 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that it's "all starting to click" for UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley.

Hundley completed 22-of-31 attempts for 326 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 38-20 win over USC. Despite the gaudy stats, which included a rushing score, we weren't impressed by his performance, aided greatly by repeated foibles of USC's secondary. Pro Football Focus agreed, giving Hundley a -2.4 grade for the performance. Even still, there's no denying Hundley's Major League tools.
Nov 24 - 11:29 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks believes "scouts are struggling" to determine which grade to place on UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley "after watching him steadily improve since the middle of the season."

Brooks thinks Hundley "has been arguably the best player in college football" since his disappointing performance against Utah (10 sacks). In leading UCLA to a 5-1 record over its last six games, Hundley has completed 71.6 percent of his passes for 1,563 yards and a 11/3 TD/INT ratio to go with 444 rushing yards and six touchdowns. "From an evaluation standpoint, Hundley remains a work in progress as a pocket passer," Brooks wrote. "He continues to occasionally misfire on vertical routes down the boundary; his anticipation and timing on intermediate throws isn't quite at an elite level. But he has been more decisive and efficient playing from the pocket in recent weeks. From getting the ball out of his hands quicker on short and intermediate throws to making quicker decisions to flee the pocket, Hundley's improved decisiveness has allowed him to better exploit the vulnerable areas of the defense."
Source: NFL.com
Nov 24 - 10:07 PM

UCLA senior LB Eric Kendricks picked off QB Cody Kessler in Saturday's 38-20 win over USC.

It was Kendricks' third interception of the campaign. CBS Sports Dane Brugler wrote last week that Kendricks "routinely shows up at the ball and is a highly underrated prospect, worthy of top-50 consideration." More so than underrated, Kendricks is divisive. Rotoworld agrees with Brugler's assessment. The other side is represented by scouts who spoke with the L.A. Times last week, telling a reporter that Kendricks might be too small to start at the next level. "I think he's a special-teams player and a good depth linebacker, but these guys tend to make their way onto the field," one scout said.
Nov 24 - 7:57 PM

UCLA redshirt senior edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa "is an example of a DE who doesn't need big sack numbers to have a significant impact at the line of scrimmage," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The 6-foot-3, 270-pound Odighizuwa missed the 2013 after undergoing two surgeries on his left hip, but he offers hand use and straight-line speed and power off the edge. Brugler has noted before that even though Odighizuwa numbers may be low this season, his "tape tells a different story."
Nov 24 - 2:50 PM

UCLA redshirt senior edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa received a +9.5 grade from Pro Football Focus for his play against USC.

That is a huge number for a prospect that deserves more recognition. Odighizuwa "notched two sacks, two hits and six hurries in just 35 pass-rushing snaps," per Sam Monson. USC's left tackle, Toa Lobendahn, was abysmal, and Odhigizuwa took advantage.
Nov 24 - 12:23 PM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley was awarded a -2.4 grade from Pro Football Focus for his performance against USC.

Many will frown upon this assessment, since Hundley completed 22 of 31 attempts for 326 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the game. We noted how easy so many throws were and that many targets were to screen passes or run after catch situations. "...in all honesty, Hundley didn’t have to do a whole lot to get some of the biggest gains, owing far more to his receivers or AWOL coverage from USC," Sam Monson writes.
Nov 24 - 11:47 AM

UCLA redshirt sophomore RB Paul Perkins rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in Saturday's 38-20 win over USC.

Perkins is typically a big play waiting to happen, but he didn't find a ton of space with which to run against USC's stout front line. Instead, he turned into a workman, collecting his yards the hard way with a long run of just 11 yards. The second-year breakout star has 1,262 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground this year.
Nov 24 - 1:51 AM

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."
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 23 - 11:19 PM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley completed 22 of 31 attempts for 326 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the school's 38-20 win over USC.

He added another rushing touchdown. The box score looks outstanding, but anyone who watched the game could see it was fabricated from a passing standpoint thanks to broken coverages. We saw Hundley make one or two positive plays, in terms of sticking to the pocket and looking downfield. However, a respectable touchdown throw was made to a wide open receiver in the middle of the field with zero pressure up front and a large portion of the passing yards were created after the catch by receivers. All in all, this game showed us nothing we do not already know.
Nov 23 - 10:49 AM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley was compared by an area scout to former Jaguar David Garrard.

"I feel bad for him, because everyone hyped him up so much in the preseason, it was like he had to play at a (Marcus) Mariota-type level or he'd be a failure," the AFC area scout told NFL.com. Site columnist Albert Breer notes on-field improvement for Hundley, but doesn't believe it will be enough to get him into Round 1 or 2 in the spring. "He has very good size and athletic ability, but he struggles reading things and throwing with accuracy," an AFC scouting director said. Hundley has a crucial matchup this Saturday, taking on USC's pro-style defense.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 21 - 4:22 PM

Sam Farmer spoke with one NFL scout who is not sure if UCLA senior LB Eric Kendricks is a starter at the next level.

"I think he's a special-teams player and a good depth linebacker, but these guys tend to make their way onto the field," the scout ended. Another scout stated Kendricks will be a starting weakside linebacker on a team. All three evaluators shared the belief Kendricks is a bit undersized. Perhaps "undersized" is now common at the position in the NFL.
Source: LA Times
Nov 21 - 10:41 AM

Three NFL scouts expressed their reservations with QB Brett Hundley's professional projection.

"We need to see better accuracy from him, especially throwing from the pocket," scout No. 1 said. "He tends to hold on to the ball too long, and he's not as quick going through his progression as he should be at this stage of his career. … I think he relies on his feet at times to bail him out." Scout No. 2 questioned if sitting behind an NFL starter during his first year would be more beneficial than returning to UCLA for one more season. Scout No. 3 praised Hundley's dual-threat capabilities and placed him in the late first- to second-round range.
Source: LA Times
Nov 21 - 9:24 AM


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