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Adetokunbo Ogundeji NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Atlanta Falcons Edge

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 1, 2021

Notre Dame defensive lineman Adetokunbo Ogundeji (91) reacts after scoring a touch down on a fumble recovery while playing Virginia in the second half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Notre Dame won 35-20. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
AJ MAST/Associated Press


HEIGHT:
 6'4 1/2"

WEIGHT: 260 lbs

       

POSITIVES

—Tall with 35.5" arms, and it translates on the field, as he builds his game around his length.

—Foot speed looks better on the field than his timed numbers.

—Has some bend for his size.

—Active hands help in the run and pass game.

—Strong inside hands.

—Has good pad level and leverage for a longer end.

       

NEGATIVES

—Does not provide much value as an interior rusher for a bigger end.

—Get-off is not great.

—Upside might be close to tapped out.

       

2020 STATISTICS

20 TKL, 6 TFL, 6 SK, 1 FF

      

NOTES

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—Has not played a lot of football, as he only started two full years of high school ball (missed parts of his senior year because of a knee injury) and one year of college football.

—2020 team captain.

—Only had one start over 2016-2019 with the Irish before becoming a full-time starter in 2020.

     

OVERALL

Adetokunbo Ogundeji hasn't started many games of football but has the tools (length, hands, leverage, athleticism) to develop into an NFL starter. He does not have the upside to be a star, but the 2020 team captain is trending upward in his career and is close to a point where he would, at the very least, be a staple of a pass-rushing rotation.

The 4-3 defensive end prospect should begin his career as a rotational player before potentially blossoming into a starting role for a team.

      

GRADE: 6.9/10 (Round 5)

OVERALL RANK180/300

POSITION RANKEDGE25

PRO COMPARISON: College-sized Aaron Lynch

      

Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda