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Louis Nzegwu

Louis Nzegwu - #93 - DE

Height: 6-3 3/4
Weight: 248
Speed: 4.80e
Arm: 33 1/2
Hand: 9 7/8
Wingspan: 81 5/8
Birthdate: 05/15/1989
Hometown: Platteville, WI
Grade: 5.15

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/07/2012 Wisconsin Pro Day 6-3 7/8 251 10 1/8 33 3/4 81 3/8 4.64 22 10'8" 41 1/2 4.32 11.50 6.84
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 3/4 248 9 7/8 33 1/2 81 5/8 4.80

 

Notes:

Last name is pronounced “niz-EGG-woo.” Was an all-state running back and lettered all four years in track as a Wisconsin prep. Redshirted in 2007. Saw action in 11 games as a reserve defensive lineman and special teams player in ’08, recording six tackles. In 10 games in ’09, registered 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and 3 1/2 sacks with one batted pass. Suffered a right shoulder (minor tear of labrum) injury during camp and missed the first three games. Started all 27 games at DE over his last two seasons — 46-7 1/2-3 with three batted passes and one forced fumble in 13 games ’10 and 38-7-4 1/2 with two pass breakups and one forced fumble in 14 contest in ’11. Led the Badgers in sacks in ’11 and also returned a fumble 33 yards for a touchdown against Oregon in the Rose Bowl.

Summary:

High school running back and college defensive end who projects best to a stand-up pass rushing position in the pros, given his length, speed and athletic ability — recorded a 41½-inch vertical, 10-foot, 8-inch broad jump and a 6.84-second 3-cone drill. Closes deceptively well on the ball. Limited instincts — can be slow to trigger and does not always feel pressure. Plays narrow-based against the run and needs to improve his hand use. Could stand to get stronger and learn to play with power. The UW staff hoped for a O’Brien Schofield-like breakout senior season, and while it didn’t materialize, Nzegwu has physical tools to coach up.


Louis Nzegwu'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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