By: Steve Johnson
Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio St.
6’1 1/8″ 205 lbs
32 5/8″ arms. 9 1/8″ (L) 8 4/8 (R, pinky deformation) hands. 78 5/8″ wingspan.
4.48 40 41″ Vert. 135″ Broad Jump. 11 Bench Reps.
DNP 3 Cone Drill DNP 20 yard Shuttle
2017: 14 games. 17 tackles, 1 pass break up, 1 FR
2018: 13 games. 32 tackles, 8 pass break ups, 1 FR
2019: 14 games. 34 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 int, 9 pass break ups, 1 FF
Accolades: 2016 USA Today All-American, 2017 U.S. Army All-American, 2019 First-Team All-Big Ten, 2019 Unanimous All-American
History: Five-star recruit from Grand Prairie, TX. Was second-team Class 6A all-state as a Senior at South Grand Prairie.
Strengths: Ideal size and great length (78 5/8″ wingspan), which helps him match up vs bigger X receivers. Elite athlete, as evidenced by his 8.97 RAS score. Fluid hips with great transitional quickness. Mirroring ability. Closing burst is elite. Fierce competitor. Great football character.
Weaknesses: Lack of turnover production, only 5 total in his career (3 interceptions). Better as a man corner, than he is in zone. Needs to do a better job in the run game.
Overview: Okudah was tasked with the “next man up” as part of the prestigious Ohio St. secondary, and he didn’t disappoint. He has the size, foot quickness, and character you want out of a shut down corner. He best fits in a man scheme. He will be likely be a top 5 pick and is probably the consensus top corner.
Evaluation based on games. MSU 19′
Draft Projection: Top 5 Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 7.10
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