Duke Ejiofor
Projection
Round 3
Grade
B
6.60
Eventual Starter

Duke Ejiofor

Edge
Wake Forest
  • Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 264
  • 40-Yard: N/A
  • Arm: 34 ⅞
  • Hand: 9 ¾
  • Bench: N/A
  • Vertical: N/A
  • Broad: N/A
  • 3-Cone: N/A
  • 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A
  • 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A

Strong Points

Good DE-OLB size. Good-to-very good athlete with quick change of direction and great balance. Excellent snap reaction and first step off the ball. Technique-sound with very good hand use vs. run and pass blocks. Boasts a variety of moves. Rock-solid instincts; finds the ball and almost never gets caught out of position. Equally effective vs. run and pass. Consistently takes good pursuit angles and is a very good tackler.

Weak Points

Unless he proves that he is athletic enough to drop into coverage, Ejiofor may be just a 4-3 player. Missed time in two of the past three seasons with injuries. Not super explosive.

The Way We See It

Ejiofor is a fifth-year senior and a two-and-a-half year starter. Missed the first five games of his sophomore year with an injury. Was a very productive pass rusher for Wake Forest with 23.5 career sacks. In 2017, opponents accounted for him and he was constantly double teamed in pass rush situations. Very steady player who is one of the most technique-sound EDGE players in the draft. He might not be the fastest or the most explosive, but Elijofor always keeps good position, is very instinctive and has excellent hand use. Gets rid of blocks quickly in both the pass and run game. Quality pursuit player. Shows consistent production and was an important part of the Wake Forest defense. He'll have to prove he can drop into coverage for the 3-4 clubs to be interested. If he can, then his value goes up. At worst, he's a 4-3 right end who will start very early in his career and be a steady pro. Ejiofor isn't special, but he's damn good.