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Kelechi Osemele

Kelechi Osemele - #72 - OT-OG

Height: 6-5 1/2
Weight: 333
Speed: 5.29
Arm: 35 7/8
Hand: 10 1/4
Wingspan: 86
Birthdate: 06/24/1989
Hometown: Houston, TX
Grade: 5.35

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/20/2012 Iowa State Pro Day 6-5 3/8 327 10 1/2 34 7/8 86 1/4 36
02/29/2012 Combine 6-5 1/2 333 10 1/4 35 7/8 86 5.27 32 8'8" 26 1/2 4.89 7.93
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-5 3/8 333 10 3/8 35 1/4 85 1/2
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-5 1/4 337 10 3/8 35 1/2 85 1/2 5.30

 

Notes:

Name is pronounced “kah-LETCH-ee oh-sem-AH-lee.” Redshirted in 2007. Played 11 games in ’08, starting five (four at left guard, one at right tackle). Started all 38 games in which he played — 13 in ’09, 12 in ’10 and 13 in ’11 at left tackle. Was slowed during the first month of the ’11 season with an ankle injury. Team captain.

Positives:

Outstanding size — looks every bit the part with natural girth, bulk strength and rare arm length. Very good movement skill for a big man. Flashes power and can generate movement and create lanes in the run game when he sinks his hips. Agile and light on his feet and is able to get to the second level.  Good weight-room strength. 

Negatives:

Raw technician for 31⁄2-year starter — too often opens the gate and does not use his hands. Average recovery quickness — eyes, awareness and positional blocking instincts are lacking and have plateaued. Late to see and react to inside counters and does not anticipate stunts. Misses assignments. Tends to play too upright, negating his anchor strength. Catches too much. Marginal functional strength — does not play big. Struggled with the power of Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2011 first-rounder Adrian Clayborn. Weight has had a tendency to balloon and will need to be managed. Has a soft playing temperament and lacks mental toughness. Average football intelligence. Lazy worker — needs to be challenged. Difficult to manage. Average work habits. Immature. 

Summary:

A soft-tempered, prototypical-sized classic underachiever with the physical tools to get by as a starting left or right tackle in the pros, but might be best protected with help on each side of him and better suited starting on the right side than left. Might never have enough grit, toughness or desire to become a consistent pro and compares very favorably to Atlanta Falcons 2005 fifth-round pick Frank Omiyale, who has played for three teams in seven NFL seasons. Could be way overdrafted and break a team’s heart if not paired with a patient OL coach who’s capable of teaching visually and repeatedly drilling nuances.


Kelechi Osemele's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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