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Dayo Odeyingbo NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Indianapolis Colts Edge

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 1, 2021

Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) fumbles the ball on fourth down as he is hit by Vanderbilt's Dayo Odeyingbo (10) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 17-12. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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HEIGHT: 6'5⅛"

WEIGHT: 285

     

POSITIVES

—Comes in ready with NFL size as a defensive end.

—Has heavy hands that flash when he wins inside hand placement.

—Understands how to use inside counter moves when given the opportunity.

—Fairly quick for his size.

—Very consistent player on a down-to-down basis.

—High floor, despite his unclear ceiling.

     

NEGATIVES

—Slow to turn around the corner.

—Can get washed down on reps as an interior lineman.

—No great pass-rush move at a position that demands it from starters.

—Spends too much time hesitating when the situation demands an immediate pass-rushing move.

      

2020 STATISTICS

32 TKL, 8 TFL, 5.5 SK, 1 PBU

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NOTES

—Brother of Dare Odeyingbo, who he followed to Vanderbilt after receiving scholarships to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma.

—Was named a team captain as a senior.

—Missed the Senior Bowl and did not workout at his pro day due to a torn Achilles while training.

     

OVERALL

In a class full of high-upside, low-floor pass-rushers, Dayo Odeyingbo is the steady Eddy, as long as he fully recovers from his Achilles injury. His long (7'2⅜" wingspan) and wide NFL frame should be able to translate from the moment he gets clearance from doctors, though his upside is somewhat of a question mark. Expect him to join an NFL edge rotation, even if it's off the bench; he potentially could play interior reps in pass-rushing situations.

     

GRADE: 7.41/10 (Round 4)

OVERALL RANK: 102/300

POSITION RANKEDGE15

PRO COMPARISON: Vinny Curry

     

Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda