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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: DL Levi Onwuzurike


Positional ranking: #3

Big Board ranking: #64

 

Overview

Position: DL

College: Washington

Class: Senior (RS)

Age: 23

 

Measurables

Height: 6’2 7/8”

Weight: 290 lbs.

Arm length: 33″

Hand size: 10 1/8″

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.85 sec.

Vertical jump: 30.0″

Broad jump: 109.0″

Bench press: 29 reps

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A

 

Strengths

Prototype build for an athletic interior lineman. Excellent initial pop in his strikes. Very effective and active hands. Great first-step quickness. Plays with very good balance. Generates push on the bull rush. Very strong anchoring at the point of attack. Uses his length early in the rep and throughout the play. Outstanding ability to see the action while being blocked and get into position to make the tackle. Has a tight spin move to get off blocks. Mostly played as a zero-technique and held up to consistent double teams. Able to shimmy his way between blockers. Relentless trying to shed blocks. Possesses a powerful club move. Quick to shoot gaps as a three-technique. Disruptive as a cross-gap penetrator. Tremendous pursuit to chase towards the sideline. Plays with noticeable effort/hustle. Brings versatility with experience playing every interior role/technique.

 

Weaknesses

Skinny lower half compared to upper body. Base can get too narrow as a rusher. Will get stood up when blockers get inside his frame. Has some stiffness for sudden change-of-direction. Can be a bit loopy rushing as a three-technique or five-technique. Would like to see more counters aside from the spin move.

 

NFL comparison

Larry Ogunjobi

 

Conclusion

Overall, Onwuzurike is an athletic, attacking defensive lineman with impressive strength to hold up at the point of attack. He mostly lined up over the center in college, but Onwuzurike should be limited to playing there on passing downs with most of his snaps coming as a three-technique.

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GMFB Fan
GMFB Fan
25 days ago

Draft coming up!!

winup
winup
25 days ago

I prefer the offensive weapon reads, but still good!

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