Photo of Oday Aboushi
Drafted By: Jets
  • Round 5
  • Pick 8
  • Overall 141

Combine Results

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

Draft Analysis:

"I've been crying for offensive linemen. I felt like he was a right tackle only. That's not a good thing because if you're not a starter you won't be an active man on Sunday. He has to compete to make a spot on the Jets." -- Mike Mayock

  • 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 Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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