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  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 11.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.85 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.29 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 220LBS. Weight


One of the better stories in college football, Ogbonnaya finally got his chance to shine after Jamaal Charles declared for the 2008 draft. He entered his senior season having carried the ball only 66 times in three years and switching from tailback to receiver and back multiple times.

In Texas' Colt McCoy-driven offense (the quarterback was the leading passer and rusher), Ogbonnaya only managed 73 rushes for 373 yards and four scores n 2008, but his 46 catches for 540 yards and three touchdowns also caught scouts' eyes. His play on coverage units also makes him a draft-able prospect. Had an arm span of 31 5/8 inches and a hand span of 9 7/8 inches at the combine.



Positives: Passes the eyeball test. Patient, one-cut runner who can attack the hole when it is there. Some wiggle in open space for a big back. Will lower his shoulder and bowl over the unsuspecting defender. Rare hands and experience as a route-runner due to his time at wide receiver. Physical blocker. Packs a pop and gives good effort to sustain. High effort player. Good locker room presence. Negatives: Bit of a "tweener." Lacks the bulk for fullback, the all-around skills to be more than a secondary running back and the straight-line speed to move back to wide receiver. Isn't a nimble back who can consistently make something out of nothing. Has to take a few steps to generate his power. Runs a bit upright, leaving him prone to big hits and limiting his own power. Marginal speed to get to the second level. Can be caught from behind.
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.