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Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (CB)
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Selected by: Dallas Cowboys
Round: 4
Pick (Overall): 28 (126)
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Pick Analysis: The Cowboys pick up a small-school standout with the addition of Akwasi Owusu-Ansah. The athletic playmaker from Indiana (PA) has outstanding ball skills, and is a dynamic returner in the kicking game. With the Cowboys looking to add quality depth in the secondary, the pick of Owusu-Ansah is a solid addition.

Overview

Owusu-Ansah is an outstanding player at the division II level that will need to make the transition to the talent in the NFL. He is an athletic defender that can play as a rolled up corner in cover two or possible a safety in the box. Owusu-Ansah has excellent instincts and ball skills to maintain leverage as a run defender as well as making plays in the passing game. He is as solid rap tackler and can contribute on coverage units (special teams) as well as being an excellent return specialist at this level. Owusu-Ansah is a prospect that may take a year or two to make the jump to the next level but has the raw athleticism, attitude and measurables to develop into a solid NFL player.


Strengths

Owusu-Ansah has tremendous size for a corner and long arms which allow him to play even taller than his listed height. Has impressive ball skills, enhanced by his height/long arms, and can high point the football to come down with a tough interception. A strong defensive back who helps out in run support and wraps up well. Very athletic prospect with upside, Production player who received multiple accolades at the Division II level. Can contribute as a return specialist.

Weaknesses

Played against more inferior competition (Division II) than other prospects and was allowed to get by on his physical ability. Owusu-Ansah can be undisciplined at times with his techniques -- something he will have a much harder time getting away with at the next level. Dealt with shoulder injury in college.

Grade

7.2

 
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