HEIGHT: 6'0 7/8"
—Solid change-of-direction skills.
—Consistent tackling ability, particularly in space.
—Very competitive player on the field, has a high motor.
—Great foot speed allows him to close as the play develops.
—Often played as an apex linebacker in college, which is a role he will rarely play in the NFL.
—Foot speed is a long-speed positive for him, but his quick burst is not great.
—Coverage issues are apparent for a linebacker who played outside the box so often.
—Is not strong at the point of attack when meeting linemen.
80 TKL, 5 TFL, 2.5 SK, 2 FR, 3 FF
—Born in Nigeria, but moved to Houston before his family settled in Canada.
—His brother, Alex Ogbongbemiga, played for Houston before being signed to play in the CFL.
—Two-year All-Big 12 player in his two years as a full-time starter.
—2019-2020 team captain.
Amen Ogbongbemiga has a knack for making plays on special teams and registered 180 tackles in his two years as a full-time starting linebacker. A two-time captain with a brother who played in the CFL, Ogbongbemiga has the character and effort of an NFL special teams player, while his long speed is a strong enough trait to keep him on a roster. Should he become a better coverage player, he could eventually move into a role for a team as a 4-3 outside linebacker.
GRADE: 6.3/10 (Round 7)
OVERALL RANK: 270/300
POSITION RANK: LB23
PRO COMPARISON: Kamu Grugier-Hill
Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda