Uchenna Nwosu – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Uchenna Nwosu

OLB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
OLB USC 42 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 240 N/A 6'2 251 33 5/8 9

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.65 32 9'11 20 DNP DNP

Overview:

Nwosu finished his career at USC, where he played in 53 career games, had 168 tackles, 20.5 for loss, and 12.5 sacks. He also had 1 interception, 20 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovered. He has good size, he has good speed, he is a tackling machine, and a good cover linebacker. He is a defensive play maker, a difference maker on defense, and a hard hitter. He gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He also uses his speed to get around the offensive line while in pursuit of the ball carrier. On the other hand, he does have issues with big offensive lineman at times, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I expect Nwosu to be a day 2 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has good size

Has good speed

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A hard hitter

A good cover LB

A tackling machine

A tough nosed player

Has good instincts

Does a good job of breaking up passes

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

Is a good pass rusher

Gets good pressure on the QB

Very experienced

Uses his speed to get around the offensive line in pursuit on the QB and ball carrier

Put up good sack numbers at USC

Does a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage

Weaknesses:

Does have issues with big offensive lineman at times but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 53

Tackles: 168

Tackles For Loss: 20.5

Sacks: 12.5

Interceptions: 1

Bass Breakups: 20

Forced Fumbles: 1

Fumbles Recovered: 1