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  • Duke Ejiofor DE WF

    Just finished up watching this guy. Love him. Think he is going to only get better once he gets to the nfl.

    Pros:

    - Very good/active hand work
    - Has an understanding of HOW to pass rush (VERY IMPORTANT. Most DEs coming out of college donít have this. Derek Barnett had this).
    - Understands leverage and angles
    - impressive awareness.
    - Long arms. Generally good at keeping lineman out his frame
    - solid tackler
    - good motor
    - nice array of moves.
    - can rush from the inside and edge
    - Can get quick wins off the LOS due to good hand usage.
    - olds ground well vs Run

    Cons:

    - Not a quick twitch guy.
    - Inconsistent get off.
    - sometimes can be a little half hearted in a rush because he tries to do too many moves.
    - has athletic limitations.

    comparison

    Michael Bennett DE Seattle.



  • #2
    Im a fan, would like to get him in the mid rounds



    His edge rushing prowess was on full display in 2016, when he showed off a growing frame, closing speed, and a spin move to garner third-team All-ACC from league coaches and media with 50 tackles, 17 for loss, 10.5 sacks, an interception, three pass break-ups and two forced fumbles. He showed glimpses of that talent as a sophomore despite missing the first five games of the year with concussion symptoms. Ejiofor played in seven games that year, leading the team with 4.5 sacks among his 28 stops, 7.5 for loss. As a redshirt freshman, he played in 10 contests (missing the final two games with his first concussion), making 12 tackles and two sacks.ANALYSIS

    STRENGTHS

    Possesses a mature approach as a pass rusher. Crafts his attack to his strengths and knows who he is. Uses arm length to keep tackles away from his frame at the top of the rush. Adequate ability to dip and flatten at the top of the arc. Flashed exciting potential as a reduced rusher inside. Sets up guards with stutter steps before hand work and shoulder turn pulls him around their edge and into quarterback's face. Tight spin counter has NFL potential with more work. Naturally powerful. Has violent efficient hands that carry some jolt in them. Uses slap moves and swipes to clear the edge blockers. Heavy tackler. Plays with decent base strength and shows some grit when he's fighting back against wash down blocks.WEAKNESSES

    Slow-twitch and subpar athlete. Doesn't get off the ball with plus initial quickness or sting behind his pads at the point of attack. Can't sink and change directions quickly. Lacks the hips and movement skills to play in space. Below average pursuit speed limits tackle range. Won't threaten edges as upfield rusher. Stiff punch puts him in neutral. Needs to play downhill and needs to win early or motor begins to wane. Doesn't have agility to make many sudden tackles. Tallied unusual number of broken tackles by his standard. Missed nine games over three different seasons due to injury including the first five in 2015 due to a concussion.DRAFT PROJECTION

    Rounds 4-5NFL COMPARISON

    Matt JudonBOTTOM LINE

    Ejiofor looked a little quicker and more fluid last season, but he's not a naturally gifted athlete. Ejiofor's game revolves around his heavy hands and his ability to finish as a rusher if a blocker gives him an opening. Ejiofor needs to play with better play speed and a more consistent motor to reach his potential, but his natural strength and ability to harass the quarterback as an interior rusher on sub packages gives him a chance to find some early playing time even if he's a backup.-Lance Zierlein
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