Players

Uzoma Nwachukwu  

Height: 5-11   Weight: 210   Age: 27

Born: 12/15/1990

College: Texas A&M

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Draft 2013

Pick Analysis: Nwachukwu’s name (pronounced WATCH-ah-coo, first name ooh-ZOME-uh) is Nigerian, with his given name meaning “the road is good” and his surname “child of God.” These translations make sense, because defenders will often ask for help from above when trying to stop him from hitting the good road to the end zone after the catch. Even though his hands are not elite, his speed and elusiveness with the ball make him an underrated mid-round slot receiver and returner prospect worth watching.




He came out of the successful Allen, Texas high school program, helping his team win a state title as a senior. Nwachukwu took little time to take to the A&M offense, starting 12 times as a true freshman (40 receptions, 708 yards, six touchdowns). He still had a strong role in his sophomore year, even though he started only six times in 13 games played (36-407, 4 TD), and then found himself on the field again with the first team for every game in 2011 (50-639, 2 TD). In his senior year, Nwachukwu registered only 26 catches for 485 yards, but managed to score an impressive seven touchdowns. At Texas A&M's pro day, Nwachukwu ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 and 4.45 seconds. He had a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-10 broad jump. His short shuttle time was 4.28 seconds and had a 6.78-second three-cone drill.