Draft Profile: Chidobe Awuzie CB Colorado

By: Steve Johnson

Chidobe Awuzie, CB Colorado

5’11 7/8″ 202, 30 5/8″ arms, 8 1/2″  hands

4.46 40, 30 5/8″ vert, 132″ broad jump

Stats/Accolades/History:

2013: 12 games. 53 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 3 PD, 1 FR, 2 FF

2014: 9 games. 62 tackles, 2 TFL, 4 PD, 1 FR

2015: 13 games. 85 tackles, 12 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 int for 26 yards, 7 PD, 2 FF

2016: 14 games. 65 tackles, 6 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 int for 14 yards, 11 PD, 1 FR, 2 FF

Misc. Stats: Blocked 1 FG.

Accolades: 2015 Second-team All-Pac-12, 2016 First-team All-Pac-12

Injuries: Turf toe in high school. Lacerated his kidney in 2014. Had turf toe in 2016 as well.

History: Three-star player out of San Jose, Cal. Also ran track and played basketball.

Strengths: Good and willing tackler. Caused 6 forced fumbles in career. Explosive, ran a 1.50 10-yard split in the 40 and broad jumped 11’0″. Veratile, has played on the outside and in the slot. Instinctive and smart, makes the right decisions. Good blitzer.

Weaknesses: Has tiny hands. Only had 3 career interceptions. Isn’t very long, could get swallowed up by bigger receivers in the NFL.

Overview: A tough, versatile corner that can blitz and is smart. I see him playing Safety and lining up in the slot in nickel, that’s the way the league is going and he fits.

Draft Projection: 2nd Round Pick

Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.8