Oli Udoh

Elon
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Prospect Info

College
Elon
Hometown
Class
Fayetteville, NC
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
323 lbs
35 3/8”
Hands
10”

Prospect Grade

5.35
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Minnesota
Vikings
Round 6 ‧ Pick 21
40 Yard Dash
5.05u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
26
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
28.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
105.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.88
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
5.05
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Udoh was one of the top scholar-athletes in North Carolina's Cape Fear Region while attending Fayetteville's Sanford High School. He stayed in-state to play football, redshirting his first season with the Phoenix. He grabbed the starting spot at right tackle in 2015 and never let go. Udoh started all 11 games in 2015 on the right side, all 11 games in 2016, and all 12 contests in 2017. He did not earn all-conference honors in any of those three seasons, but was a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection in 2018 and recognized as an Academic All-Conference pick multiple times.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 6
NFL Comparison
David Sharpe
Overview
Mammoth right tackle prospect with intriguing developmental traits as both a run blocker and in pass protection. Udoh lacks the quickness for move-blocking duties but has power to generate push against opponents in front of him. There are exploitable holes in his pass sets for the NFL, but his size, length and potential for improvement in that phase are worthy of taking a shot on as a Day 3 draft-and-develop prospect that might require a year on the practice squad.
Strengths
  • Tree trunks for legs with broad waist, burly chest and long arms
  • Natural power with ability to engulf and bulldoze stationary opponents
  • Flashes some nasty as a finisher
  • Size can factor in his favor at point of attack
  • Good rhythm in kick slides
  • Has feet for early mirror work to counter two-way rushers
  • Adequate quickness to roadblock the arc
  • Grip strength with plus power in his hands
  • Carries pop at the end of his length to disorient the rush
  • Has tools to improve with additional coaching
Weaknesses
  • Below-average quickness and timing in work-up blocks
  • Unable to hit his landmarks on reach blocks
  • Could be limited by scheme fit
  • Attacks run blocks with underhooks rather than a leveraged strike
  • Opens outside half early in vertical sets
  • Carries hands too low and is often tardy with them in pass sets
  • Speed-to-power rushers catch his frame and create some early push into pocket
  • Lacks athleticism for extended mirroring around the top of the arc

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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