Photo of Oday Aboushi
Grade
78.1 ?
  • 5.45 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 23.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 100.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.92 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 7/8" Arm Length
  • 308LBS. Weight
  • 10 5/8" Hands

Overview

Aboushi's background differs significantly from most draft prospects. The ninth of 10 children, Aboushi says he was "born into a football team." His parents both were born in Palestine, and still speak Arabic at times. He wasn’t the only one of the Aboushi children to play college football, however – his brother, Aymen, earned second-team All-Patriot League honors at defensive tackle as a senior at Fordham. Oday also played on the defensive line as a top recruit from Brooklyn, but his all-city play on the offensive line is what caught the attention of college recruiters. In fact, his natural ability got him playing time as a true freshman (six games, no starts) and allowed him to start all 12 of the Cavaliers' games (the first five at right tackle, the final seven on the left side) as a sophomore. Aboushi again started every game in 2011, this time all on the left side - and at a level earning him second-team All-ACC accolades from league coaches.

Analysis

Strengths

Tall left tackle with a growing frame. Flashes attitude to multiple punches and will take his man to the ground if he gets him off-balance. Takes his man downfield a few yards when he feels he has the physical advantage on a run play. Possesses good enough recovery speed to cut off spin moves. Mobile enough to lead run plays outside, can hit targets in space standing up or cutting them down. Good positional run blocker on the edge, can seal inside or outside to create lanes.

Weaknesses

Not an elite athlete, can be out-quicked on the edge though he usually recovers against college defenders. Will pop up out of his stance when laying back in pass pro (typically if tired) and continue to stay high throughout the play. Stops his feet when punching on occasion, or if his man hesitates, allowing secondary rushes.

NFL Comparison

Eben Britton

Bottom Line

The son of Palestinian parents has started on both sides of the line due to his build and determination. Improving his foot quickness when facing NFL-caliber rushers during the 2012 season and in his post-season work would aid his cause as a top 75 pick and project him as a sure-fire starter at left tackle.
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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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