Photo of Cedric Ogbuehi
Drafted By: Bengals
  • Round 1
  • Pick 21
  • Overall 21

Combine Results

Grade
5.95 ?
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"I am really happy for the kid. He suffered a torn ACL in Texas A&M's bowl game this year and it was thought that injury would push him back in the draft. He reminds you of the Jets' D-Brickashaw Fergson. Because the Bengals have Andre Smith and Andrew Whitworth at tackle, Ogbuehi can get healthy before he has to play." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'5" Height
  • 35 7/8" Arm Length
  • 306LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

In 2014, named third-team AP All-American and first-team All-SEC despite allowing seven sacks. Started all 13 games for the Aggies, including 11 at left tackle and two at right tackle. Tore his ACL in the bowl game against West Virginia. Will take advantage of insurance policy paid for by Texas A&M that protects him against injury-related slip of his draft stock. In 2013, started all 13 games at right tackle, taking over for Jake Matthews who moved to the left tackle spot. In 2012, started 13 games at right guard for offensive line that protected and cleared the way for Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. In 2011, played in 10 games as redshirt freshman, missing three due to an ankle injury. Two-time all-state selection at Allen High School (Texas) and an Army All-American.

Analysis

Strengths

Gifted athlete with foot quickness and ability to move easily in space. Has feet to slide and meet speed rushers. Easy weight shift to recover against counter moves. Is a second-level winner. Gets on top of linebackers quickly and can adjust in space to moving targets. Played in warp-speed offense and is well-conditioned. Keeps feet moving through contact on zone plays and sustains blocks until he wins. On gap plays, works to secure inside shoulder and gets defenders turned. Has played both tackle spots and right guard. Has matched up against premier college defensive linemen.

Weaknesses

Functional power and anchor are legitimate concerns. Technique flaws make pass protection harder than it has to be. Football leverage isn't as good as expected. Doesn't play with enough bend at impact. His punch in pass pro can be woefully mistimed and he plays with wide hands and some wasted motion in setup. Base tends to narrow when pass rush gets to his high side. Not a powerful tackle and won't generate much push as in-line blocker. Was one of the SEC leaders in sacks allowed in 2014. Tore his ACL in Aggies' bowl game, and won't be able to go through a full pre-draft workout for NFL personnel men.

Draft Projection

Round 1 or 2

NFL Comparison

Eugene Monroe

Bottom Line

NFL evaluators are very worried about Ogbuehi's core strength and ability to anchor in pass protection, but some of his anchor issues could be improved with technique work -- especially where his hands are concerned. He should be a plus run blocker, especially on stretch plays, but needs to add strength and work on technique if he is to reach his play potential. Ogbuehi's bowl-game injury could hurt his draft standing, but his traits and potential might be able to keep him in the first round.
-Lance Zierlein
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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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