Olasunkanmi Adeniyi – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Olasunkanmi Adeniyi

DE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DE Toledo 9 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 248 N/A 6'1 248 31 3/4 9 5/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.83 31.5 26 7.21 4.28

Overview:

Adeniyi finished his career at Toledo, where he played in 34 career games, had 118 tackles, 28.0 for loss, 12.5 sacks, 1 pass breakup, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovered. He has good edge rush size, he has good speed, and he is a tackling machine. He gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He gets a good push on the offensive line, and he does not get pushed around that easily at the line of scrimmage. He is a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He is also a relentless defender, and a ferocious defender. He is also a hard hitter, and a run stuffer. He is a tough nosed player, and has good instincts. He also uses his speed, and power to get through the offensive line in pursuit of the ball carrier. On the other hand, he is not the tallest edge rusher, he likely will not be a full time 4-3 defensive end due to his size, so I expect him to be either a part time edge rusher, or covert to being a 3-4 outside linebacker, and while he has good speed, he does not have elite edge rush speed, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Adeniyi as a day 3 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has good edge rush size

Has good speed

A tackling machine

Very experienced

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

Gets a good push on the offensive line

Does not get pushed around that easily

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

Put up good sack numbers at Toledo

A tough nosed player

Has good instincts

A relentless defender

A ferocious defender

A hard hitter

A run stuffer

Uses his speed and powers to get through the offensive line in pursuit of the QB

Did a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Not the tallest edge rusher

Not likely a full time 4-3 DE due to his size so he will likely have to either convert to a 3-4 OLB or be a part time pass rusher

While he has good speed he does not have elite edge rush speed but that does not hurt his

Career Stats:

Games Played: 34

Tackles: 118

Tackles For Loss: 28.0

Sacks: 12.5

Pass Breakups: 1

Forced Fumbles: 3

Fumbles Recovered: 1