Source: Eagles Visit With UCLA’s Odighizuwa
The Eagles brought UCLA defensive end/outside linebacker prospect Owa Odighizuwa in for a visit Tuesday, according to a league source.
Odighizuwa (6-3, 267) posted six sacks, 11.5 tackles for a loss and five passes defensed last season and was named Second Team All Pac 12. NFL Draft Scout projects that he will be taken in the first or second round.
More on the former Bruin from NFL.com.
Absolute Greek God with the pads off. Shredded physique with very little body fat. Strong at the point of attack. Plays with desired anchor and strong lower body. Run defender who can close down creases. Gets off ball with good pad level and has potential to convert speed to power. Hands are violent and active. Relentless and competitive. Never gives up on a pass rush. Expected to be a core special-teams talent. Can play 4-3 defensive end or 3-4 outside linebacker.
Not skilled as a pass rusher. Won’t win around the edge often and must prove he can counter back inside. Has dealt with two surgeries on his hip and missed all of 2013 because of it. Lateral agility is limited. Range in pursuit in question. Could be mismatched if forced to cover in space. More unit fit than talented player.
The Portland, Oregon native missed the 2013 season following hip surgeries. He was named co-captain this past season and posted a career-best 61 tackles.