Photo of Owamagbe Odighizuwa
Drafted By: Giants
  • Round 3
  • Pick 10
  • Overall 74

Combine Results

5.82 ?
  • 4.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 39.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 127.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.36 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.19 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.75 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"He is a specimen. He can set the edge. He plays hard from snap to whistle. Odighizuwa has had some injuries in his past, which might be why he's slid in this draft." -- Daniel Jeremiah

  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 267LBS. Weight
  • 11" Hands


Participated in 2015 Senior Bowl. Selected second-team All-Pac-12 in 2014, tying for team lead with 11.5 tackles for loss and finishing second on team with 6 sacks. Granted medical redshirt in 2013 after missing entire season following surgery on both hips. Played in 38 games from 2010-2012 with 8 starts. Was a Parade All-American and USA Today second-team All-American in high school, where he also lettered in basketball and track.



Absolute Greek God with the pads off. Shredded physique with very little body fat. Strong at the point of attack. Plays with desired anchor and strong lower body. Run defender who can close down creases. Gets off ball with good pad level and has potential to convert speed to power. Hands are violent and active. Relentless and competitive. Never gives up on a pass rush. Expected to be a core special-teams talent. Can play 4-3 defensive end or 3-4 outside linebacker.


Not skilled as a pass rusher. Won't win around the edge often and must prove he can counter back inside. Has dealt with two surgeries on his hip and missed all of 2013 because of it. Lateral agility is limited. Range in pursuit in question. Could be mismatched if forced to cover in space. More unit fit than talented player.

Draft Projection

Round 2

Sources Tell Us

"He's not Courtney Upshaw, but he could be used kind of like that. I can see him playing in both 4-3 or 3-4, but he can't be counted on as a pass rusher and you have to know that he will be limited to just being a run stopper." -- AFC national scout

NFL Comparison

Sam Acho

Bottom Line

Odighizuwa has some scheme versatility, but he's not necessarily a versatile player. Some scouts believe that he could open some eyes with his straight-line speed in his workout, but his marginal pass-rush skills and average athleticism could stunt his draft stock.
-Lance Zierlein
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.