Ugo Amadi

Oregon
S
DB39

Prospect Info

College
Oregon
Hometown
Class
Nashville, Tenn.
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 9"
199 lbs
31 3/4”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.34
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.51
Seconds
 
Bench Press
18
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
32.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
115.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.21
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.19
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 

Playlist

Ugochukwu "Ugo" Amadi (pronounced oo-go-choo-koo uh-MOD-ee) was a star high school player in Nashville, a four-star prospect and top-20 cornerback recruit nationally before signing with Oregon. He enrolled a semester early at UO, which helped him earn four starts in 13 games played as a true freshman (25 tackles, two for loss, two interceptions, three pass breakups). Amadi started 9 of 12 games in 2016, compiling 42 stops and six pass breakups. His play in 2017 caught the eye of Pac-12 coaches, as they named him honorable mention all-conference after he started the final six games (eight total starts in 13 games played) and tied for the team lead with three interceptions and three forced fumbles (along with 43 tackles, 2.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks, and eight pass breakups). Coaches voted him honorable mention all-conference after his senior year, as well, though he made quite a few plays on defense (55 tackles, five for loss, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions-two returned for scores, eight pass breakups) and as a punt returner (14-223-15.9, one TD).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
NFL Comparison
Omar Bolden
Overview
Amadi lacks a clean fit from a positional standpoint, but he's a productive player with good toughness who improved each season. He lacks recovery burst and the height to handle downfield jump-balls and he lacks coverage twitch against slots, but he's strong and physical in press and is a willing run supporter which gives him a shot as a sub-package down safety with punt return talent.
Strengths
  • Voted permanent team captain
  • Above-average wingspan for his height
  • Vocal defensive leader and made back-end calls
  • Plays with fast feet
  • Offers teams nickel or free safety versatility
  • Good awareness from zone
  • Consistent ball production
  • Strong hands rake and pull ball free
  • 25 career pass breakups and nine interceptions with four touchdowns
  • Showed out as first-time punt returner
  • Physical returner with above-average vision
  • Under control as downhill tackler and in space
  • Willing to play through pain
Weaknesses
  • Below-average height with top-heavy build
  • Slow to accelerate to top speed out of turns
  • Gives up troubling initial separation on deep throws
  • Lateral transitions are limited by short burst strides
  • Below-average matching breaks from off-man
  • Can be picked on in man by big receivers
  • Struggles to play tall and challenge high-point
  • Interceptions found him more than he found them
  • Will be grab and drag tackler as safety
Sources Tell Us

"He has good football character and good leadership. He's smart on and off the field. He doesn't have the juice to be a full-time slot so I'm writing him as a safety with some nickel ability." -- NFC area scout

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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