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2019 NFL Draft

Oli Udoh

G/Elon

  • B
    6.40
    Projection
    Round 5
  • YearSenior
  • Height6-5
  • Weight323
  • Hand10
  • Arm35 ⅜
  • 40-yard5.05
  • Bench26
  • Vertical28.5
  • Broad105.0
  • 3-cone7.88
  • 20-yard5.05
  • 60-yardN/A

    Strong Points: Natural size and strength. Started 45 straight games at Elon. Very durable. Dominates at lower level of competition because of his size, strength and length (36" arms). Gets movement with run blocks. Once he gets his hands on his opponent in pass protection, it's all over. Impenetrable via bull rush.

    Weak Points: Really heavy early in his career before taking the weight off. Poor technique -- plays with too much waist bend -- which he compensated for at Elon with his size and power. Only adequate athleticism.

    The Way We See It: Udoh was a four-year starter at Elon, where he played at 350-plus pounds early on before getting down to his current weight of 327. He's naturally strong but not explosive and got away with poor fundamentals in college because of his size and strength. He doesn't always play with bend and has a tendency to get too low. He must improve bending his knees and keeping his back straight. Udoh's hand use also is average, unlike the natural tools he leans on. Udoh is an interesting prospect because of what he can be, not what he is. He improved with pro coaching during the East-West and Senior Bowl weeks. He has upside to become a starter, but it will take some time. He played tackle in college but will be an inside player in the NFL, where he might sneak in as a Day 2 blocker but his tape says Day 3.

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