2010 NFL Draft: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah Bio

Liam CallahanContributor IApril 13, 2010

One player is slowly moving up teams' draft boards across the NFL, and his name is Akwasi Owusu-Ansah.

Being from a Division II school, he hasn’t garnered the national attention that big-time defensive backs Joe Haden, Eric Berry, and Taylor Mays have, but he has the tools to be just as, if not more successful in the NFL.

Let’s take a look at Owusu-Ansah.

Akwasi Owusu-Ansah’s Bio

Position: CB

Secondary Position: KR/PR/S

Year: Senior

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 207

Combine Results

Vertical Jump: 35.5”

40-Yard Dash: 4.32

20-Yard Dash: 2.51

10-Yard Dash: 1.53

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.32

Broad Jump: 10’00”

Three Cone Drill: 6.84

Ohio St. Pro Day Results

40-Yard Dash: 4.33

20-Yard Dash: 2.50

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10-Yard Dash: 1.53

Bench Press: 21 reps

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.19

College Career Stats

Played behind veterans in his first two seasons. In two seasons as a starter he totaled 10 interceptions and 14 pass breakups, plus scored nine touchdowns—seven on returns, one on INT return, one on fumble recovery.

Holds school records in punt return yards (788), punt return average (11.4), and kickoff return yards (1,282).

www.NFLdraftscout.com rankings

No. 9 CB out of 202

No. 69 of 2,355 total

Project Round: 2-3

High Round: Mid Two

Low Round: 3-4

While he hasn't played against the same competition that other prospects have, he has the physical tools to make the jump. His size and speed make him a prototypical press corner. He sometimes gives too much cushion, but he can close on the ball quickly and has the ability to come up and stop the run.

He needs to work on tackling more if teams want to move him to safety. His return game will translate to the NFL. He's emotional on the field, and he is recovering from shoulder surgery. He has drawn comparisons to Charles Tillman.