Photo of Kelechi Osemele
Drafted By: Ravens
  • Round 2
  • Pick 28
  • Overall 60

Combine Results

Grade
83.0 ?
  • 5.36 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 32 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 104.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.91 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.87 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "Another guy I really liked in this draft. I'm guessing he's the kind of player John Harbaugh likes. He's a phone-booth offensive guard. I don't think he can live on the outside."

  • 6'5" Height
  • 35 7/8" Arm Length
  • 333LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Osemele will need strong coaching, but could to be a dominant lineman based off his production at Iowa State. He has great athletic ability and gets off the line very quickly. He understands blocking with angles and within a scheme, and has the upper strength to keep on his blocks once he gets to them. Very rarely do defenders release themselves from his blocks, and if he can learn to get to the block sooner at the NFL level, he can be a stalwart for years to come. His potential as a go-to run blocker for the next decade could find him selected as early as the first round.

Analysis

Strengths

Osemele is an extremely strong, natural run blocker. He is explosive off the line and can visibly jolt defenders back. Once engaged, he can ignite a powerful leg drive to keep defenders at bay. If Osemele can learn to play with consistency and channel his explosiveness, he could be an overwhelming blocker who is dominant at the next level.

Weaknesses

Osemele is somewhat raw and can disappear for stretches. He is highly effective once engaged, but has had trouble sticking onto blocks in the first place against more athletic players. He has to take better angles at the second level. He is not a pure tackle and may have more value at guard, which may make some teams wonder if he is worth the time and early-round investment as a project when they have an immediate need to fill.
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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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