Friday, April 7, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Larry Ogunjobi

Larry Ogunjobi, Charlotte
6-3, 305
Ogunjobi is the son of Nigerian immigrants who did not pick up football until his sophomore year of high school. He showed enough in a short time to earn a shot at a new program at Charlotte.
He had a big season in year one as an FBS member, as he collected 62 tackles, 14.5 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, three QB hurries, and a blocked kick.
In 2016, he finished with 65 tackles, 13.5 TFLs, three sacks, two PBUs, and 10 QB hurries.
The Good
Very good power through his middle body.
Quick hands, and he gets them into a blocker like lightning.
Fores out of the snap impressively.
Solid athletic ability, and gets to the ball quickly.
Very disruptive in the backfield.
Tackles well and with violence.
Gets to the QB at an increasing rate through his career.
Plays with leverage, and stays on his feet.
Gets solid power in his bull rush technique.
Very smart player and person, strong academically.
The Bad
Still raw and is still learning parts of the game.
May be better off moving to DE, as he may not have enough bulk for the middle as a pro.
Does not have the required arm length.
Has been known to over pursue the runner at times.
Can get knocked off his path.
Needs better control.
Final Overview
Ogunjobi is a rock solid project with smarts and solid athleticism, but he needs more time on the vine to ripen. With solid coaching, he can be worked into a rotation on raw athletic ability alone, but he definitely needs more discipline to play more within himself. He is doing good things, and that should continue, as he has high intelligence, and high character marks. He is a let draft steal, who can work himself into being a very good player down the line.

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