By: Steve Johnson
Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn St.
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2015: 4 games. 5 tackles, 1 pass break up
2016: 10 games. 23 tackles, 1 int (30 yards for TD), 1 pass break up
2017: 11 games. 28 tackles, 4 int (17 yards), 7 pass break ups
Accolades: 2017 2nd-team All-Big Ten
History: Three-star recruit out of Tampa, FL.
Strengths: Ideal size and length, appears to have long arms on tape. Good closing speed. Good short area quickness. Excellent ball skills. Good eyes and plays the ball well in front of him. Good timing on the ball. Good zone instincts and recognizing route patterns. Versatile, has been moved around during his time in Happy Valley.
Weaknesses: Doesn’t seem very interested in mixing it up in the run game, doesn’t play to his size. Wasn’t asked to play much press coverage. Only a one year starter, but contributed behind current NFL players.
Overview: A tall and long zone and off man corner that is at best when asked to make plays with the ball in front of him. Closes quick and uses his good eyes. Will need to be more physical, closes fast but does not break down.
Draft Projection: Top 50 Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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