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Photo of Chimdi Chekwa
Chimdi Chekwa (DB)
  • Height:
    6'0"
  • Weight:
    191 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 3/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 3/8 in.
  • College:
    Ohio St.
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Oakland Raiders
Round: 4
Pick (Overall): 16 (113)

Pick Analysis: Al Davis can't resist a cornerback with speed and athleticism, so the selection of Chekwa is a sensible one. He is very talented cover man with great natural physical tools. Although he will need some time to develop, his athleticism and upside make it a worthwhile pick at this point of the draft.
Combine Stats
  • Bench Press- -
  • Vertical Jump34.5 inch
  • Broad Jump126.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle- -
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Chekwa lacks the measurables to line up against a number one receiver in the NFL, but he has the skills to develop into an effective corner in sub packages. He is a smooth athlete that shows the hip fluidity to be solid in both man and zone coverage. He also flashes the ability to close quickly and break up passes on underneath routes. He does not have the explosiveness to mirror faster receivers and takes too long to fill in run support despite being a willing tackler. Overall, Chekwa is fluid enough to cover slot receivers and should be a Day 3 pick.


Strengths

Chekwa has adequate height and bulk. Fluid through the hips and transitions smoothly to turn and run with receivers. Flashes the ability to close the gap when the ball is in the air. Locates the ball quickly and uses his hands to break up passess. Hard worker that is very coachable.

Weaknesses

Does not have enough speed to play on an island at the next level. Struggles to diagnose routes and is not always in proper position in coverage. Lacks reliable hands and drops too many potential picks. Takes poor angles in run support and does not shed blocks effectively. Has a nagging hip injury.

Grade

6.0

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Chimdi Chekwa

    Published: March 9, 2011 at 01:17 p.m.

    Watch Ohio State CB Chimdi Chekwa go through position drills at the combine.

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