Photo of Rees Odhiambo
Drafted By: Seahawks
  • Round 3
  • Pick 35
  • Overall 97

Combine Results

Grade
5.45 ?
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Tom Cable is going to love this guy. I have two issues with him. One, durability. Two, I don't know where to play him. Cable will love him because he's athletic,and he can turn these type of guys into good football players." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 1/4" Arm Length
  • 314LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

The native of Kenya has been impressive over the past three years when healthy, displaying pro-caliber footwork and a solid anchor in pass protection while earning All-Conference honors the past two years (second-team in 2014, first-team in 2015). However, Odhiambo (pronounced AH-dee-AHM-bo) has not been able to start more than nine games in any season due to injuries (he broke his ankle in this season’s ninth game). Still, whether he serves as an undersized tackle or proves strong enough to move inside (like former Boise State LT Daryn Colledge), Odhiambo has starter-quality skills.


Pro Day Results


Vertical: 27 inches
Broad jump: 7 feet, 9 inches
Short shuttle: 4.64 seconds
3-cone: 8.02 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Played tackle in college but will be considered at both tackle and guard and carries some two­-position value. Looks great on the hoof with muscle and thickness throughout his frame. Flexible hips and knees and should be able to drop his pad level as guard in the pros. Uses wide, well­-balanced base and possesses above-­average body control. Tough, technique­-driven approach. Uses feet to close distance with target rather than reaching, leaning and panicking. Able to maintain power when moving laterally. Has athleticism and body control to be effective pulling guard and zone scheme fit as right tackle or guard. Keeps eyes up and on his target at all times. Can mirror and punch with inside hands. Upper body strength and hip snap to turn opponent as base blocker. Has heavy hands and makes defenders feel it when he lands.

Weaknesses

Suffered a broken ankle that knocked him out for the season in late October. Has had to cope with injuries during his time at Boise. Never played a full season of football. Despite his physical talent, will let blocks get away from him that appear to be secured. Can be late with his hands. Not as tall or long as NFL teams are looking for from NFL tackles. Will need to prove he can play with faster hands if he bumps inside to guard. At times lingers with his punch opening him up to issues with crafty interior defenders. Would like to see him snatch and maintain his grasp rather than just punching and pushing. Despite his bend, doesn’t always generate the leverage he should at the point of attack.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

Sources Tell Us

"Plays with a lot of grit and toughness. He's deeply religious and a loyal teammate. I think he's really talented and has a chance to be an outstanding guard in the league. If you try him at tackle it has to be on the right side. He's had trouble staying healthy so his draft stock will be tied to his medicals." ­-- AFC North area scout

NFL Comparison

Ali Marpet

Bottom Line

Well-built college tackle who NFL evaluators are projecting inside to guard. Has the footwork and technique to allow a team to give him a shot at right tackle first. Odhiambo is a coachable, team-oriented player who has the temperament, frame and strength needed to play inside, but NFL teams have serious concerns about his medicals right now. Odhiambo's pro day produced disappointing athletic testing, which means he's not where he needs to be and that will likely cost him in this draft.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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