Photo of Martin Ifedi
Drafted By: Rams

Combine Results

Grade
5.13 ?
  • 4.88 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.39 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Ifedi had great production in college but there are questions as to whether his skill set translates to the NFL game. Like some of their recent defensive line draft selections, the Rams take another high motor end suited for their even front. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 7/8" Arm Length
  • 275LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

2014: First-team All-AAC. Started nine games. Set school record with 22.5 career sacks. 2013: First-team All-AAC. Started all 12 games. 2012: Second-team All-Conference USA. Switched positions to DE during spring practices. 2011: Played in all 12 games as reserve DT. 2010: Redshirted.


Pro Day Results


Bench press: 17 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Worker bee. Keeps playing until the whistle and works to improve his position. Good arm length. Has ability to get under blockers and drive them into the pocket. Reads run plays and reacts quickly. Makes it hard for linemen to reach-block him. Tough at the point of attack. Plays square to the line of scrimmage with a strong base and strength in hands to shed. Launches into tackles and finishes. Highly intelligent.

Weaknesses

Slow-twitch, one-speed pass rusher. Not elusive -- offensive linemen always know where to find him. Pops straight up out of stance. Looks unnatural when twisting. Appears to lack an accelerator. Slows feet before contact as pass rusher. Missed four games due to injury in 2014. Misleading sack numbers his sophomore and junior year, with most coming on second effort or with quarterback hanging onto ball too long.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

NFL Comparison

Kerry Wynn

Bottom Line

His lack of athleticism and skill as a pass rusher could hurt his draft stock, but Ifedi has the strength and toughness to be considered as a left end with run-stopping potential in a 4-3 defense.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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