George Odum

Central Arkansas
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Prospect Info

College
Central Arkansas
Hometown
Class
TN
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
185 lbs
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Hands
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Prospect Grade

5.16
Better-than-Average Chance to Make NFL Roster
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Odum overcame a horrific accident in practice where he accidentally ran into a teammate on a play over the middle, causing the young receiver to have a bronchial asthma attack from which he never would recover. Odum moved on, however, continuing to play the game he loves. Odum started three of 12 games as a redshirt freshman with the Bears, posting 77 tackles, eight for loss, one interception, and three breakups at safety. He played in all 11 games at linebacker as a sophomore, compiling 69 stops, 6.5 for loss, on the year. In 2016, Odum started all 13 games at linebacker and led the team with 86 tackles (7.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks). He also had three pass breakups, two blocked kicks and four forced fumbles that season to earn first-team Al-Southland Conference accolades. Odum played a Rover hybrid position in 2017, receiving first-team Associated Press FCS All-American honors and winning the SLC Defensive Player of the Year award after racking up 120 tackles, eight for loss, and four sacks.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 6-7
Overview
Odum has been used in roles as a nickel corner and "star" defender whose job is to offer a versatile, athletic hybrid defender near the line of scrimmage. He carries a linear frame that could use a little more mass, but his athletic ability and aggressiveness are where they should be for work near the line of scrimmage. Odum has been a consistently high-performing special teams cover talent and that could work heavily in his favor as he competes for a role as a backup strong safety.
Strengths
  • Big workout included 4.45 forty and plus bench press and short-area quickness numbers
  • Has versatility to play over slot or handle some nickel linebacker duties in dime packages
  • Plays with downhill charge in run support
  • Can run the alley and cut off the corner on wide flowing rushes
  • Active with hands to work past blockers in space
  • Possesses change of direction to mark and mirror shifty running backs in space
  • May have athletic ability to match up with pass-catching tight ends from slot
  • Quality blitzer from the slot
  • Has closing burst to close out pocket stragglers as a spy
  • Special teams warrior with 54 career "teams" tackles and three blocked kicks
Weaknesses
  • Lacks desired lateral agility in his coverage for man coverage
  • Coverage duties were limited and was primarily and asked to play underneath zone
  • Lunges at receivers when attempting to redirect routes
  • Body control can be inconsistent when playing the ball downfield
  • On occasion will lose contain duties against the run
  • Takes inconsistent angles to ball-carriers in pursuit. Ducks head when taking on blocks and will lose sight of the play

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GRADE
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