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Grade
5.09 ?
  • 5.01 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 33 1/8" Arm Length
  • 261LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

2013: First-team All-Conference USA after starting in all 12 games. 2012: First-team All-WAC after starting in all 11 games and earning program's Fred Dean Defensive Player of the Year award. 2011: Played in 12 games with no starts. Was suspended for first game of the season. 2010: Played in 11 games, starting the final nine. 2009: Redshirted. Misc.: Full name is Ikemefuna Chinedum Enemkpali. Arrested in April of 2011 for disturbing the peace and battery of a police officer following an off-campus incident. Was suspended by Sonny Dykes after the incident.

Analysis

Strengths

Very thickly built. Flashes shock and violence in his punch. Highly competitive, plays hard and motor runs hot. Keeps battling to the quarterback. Gave Texas A&M OLT and 2013 No. 2 overall pick Luke Joeckel fits in '12. Superb football character -- the game is very important to him. Film junkie. Tough and physical.

Weaknesses

Below-average height. Ultra-stiff and overly muscled, negating his quickness, speed and lateral agility. Green eyes and instincts -- gets outflanked too easily, is consistently late off the ball and can improve his snap anticipation and get-off quickness. Marginal hip flexibility. Lacks variety of pass-rush moves and gets hung up on blocks too easily. Can create better extension and improve hand use to swat, shed and disengage. Does not consistently convert speed to power.

Bottom Line

A strong, tenacious, tightly wound leverage-power rusher most ideally suited for a 3-4 outside linebacker role. Will require patience to develop. Has a high-collision special-teams temperament to contribute in coverage if he can learn to unlock his hips. Best chance will come in Blitzburgh.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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.
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