Photo of Ufomba Kamalu

Combine Results

Grade
5.21 ?
  • 5.01 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 106.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 35" Arm Length
  • 295LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Kamalu came to the United States as a freshman in high school without a mastery of the English language, so he lacked real recruiting hype because of his issues trying to succeed academically. Once given the opportunity to play at Butler Community College in 2012, however, he proved athletic and strong enough (54 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles) to get a chance at major college football. Kamalu saw the field a fair amount in his first two years in Coral Gables, playing nine games in 2013 (13 tackles, 3.5 sacks) and then starting two of 13 games played as a junior (34 stops, 3.5 sacks). Miami coaches stuck him in the starting lineup nine times in 2015, watching him rack up 47 tackles, four for loss, and one interception.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.88 seconds
Vertical: 31 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 3 inches

Analysis

Strengths

Tall with wide hips and a frame to carry more mass. Played all along the defensive line and can fit in even or odd fronts. Plays with some bend at the point of attack striking an upward blow. Notable arm length and consistent arm extension allows him to control his turf as 2-­gapper and shed when ready. Flashes a physical demeanor. Has strength and toughness to constrict rushing lanes and create congestion. Had a solid week of practice at the NFLPA game.

Weaknesses

Slow twitch defender. Devoid of initial explosion off the snap and into the neutral zone. Might not have the traits to ever be a disruptive player. When playing laterally, pad level rises creating contact balance trouble. Lacks pursuit quickness and has limited range of effectiveness against the run. Uninspired as pass rusher. Unable to attack the edge as pass rusher and generates nominal pocket push as bull rusher.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

NFL Comparison

Rodney Gunter

Bottom Line

The lack of pass rush will automatically restrict his draft stock, but teams are always intrigued by players with traits and Kamalu's height, weight and length meet NFL standards. Kamalu lacks range and disruptive ability, but he's got power at the point of attack and understands how to utilize his arm length as a 2­-gap defender. The 3­-4 defenses looking for depth and help against the run could target Kamalu at some point on Day 3.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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