Outside Linebacker/Defensive End
Weight: 267 lbs.
Strengths: Very disruptive, consistent, 100% effort/100% of the time-type player with very long arms. Incredibly powerful.
Played in a base 3-4 at UCLA and was used primarily to seal the edge and play against the run. Has the long arms and power to occupy blockers and plug run lanes. Other rushers really benefit from playing with this guy because he requires so much attention.
Versatile enough to play with his hand in the dirt or standing up. Though not used this way primarily at UCLA, Odighizuwa has shown the ability to rush off the edge from a standing position and demonstrate his great pass-rushing skill-set. Does a great job getting very low and is an incredible athlete.
Plays with great quickness and has an effective bull rush.
Weaknesses: Limited sack numbers in college. Has showns skills as a pass-rusher that coaches in the NFL will most likely want to bring out of him, but hasn't been used primarily that way during his time at UCLA. Has great potential as a pass-rusher, but hasn't demonstrated it on a consistent basis.
He's also had multiple hip surgeries and had to miss the entire 2013 season as a result. His hip will need to be checked/examined very closely. He could also stand to add more pass-rushing moves as he pretty much only has a bull rush and a spin-move to the inside. Not as explosive as the other first-round pass-rushers in this class.
Bottom Line: An incredible athlete who is as strong as an ox. Holds up incredibly well in the run game but lacked consistency as a pass-rusher in college. Also comes with some medical concerns. Great versatility to rush or play against the run.
Projected Round: 1