Julian Okwara - Notre Dame

Height/Weight - 6'4/252

Age/Birthday - 22 Years Old, (December 27, 1997)

Combine Results - 40-, Vert-", Broad-"

Class - Senior

Conference - FBS Independents

NFL Draft Projection - Round 3-4

College Stats -

2019 - 9 (Solos)/10 (Assists)/7.0 (TFL)/5.0 (Sacks)

2018 - 26 (Solos)/13 (Assists)/12.5 (TFL)/8.0 (Sacks)

2017 - 10 (Solos)/7 (Assists)/4.5 (TFL)/2.5 (Sacks)

2016 - 2 (Solos)/2 (Assists)/0.0 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)

NFL Player ComparisonMelvin Ingram, Dee Ford

Current ADP -  (Rookie Drafts),  (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Has the type of juice out of his stance that puts considerable stress on offensive tackles

  • Surprisingly good ability to convert speed to power & collapse the pocket

  • Complements burst with good flexibility throughout his frame & the ability to corner

  • Comfortable working in space as he flows well to the ball in all directions 

  • Has upside as a stand up 3-4 OLB defending the run, Motor runs constantly hot

  • While aligning on the edge, he displays very good length & smooth loose hips

  • In the passing game, has good upside to develop into a very effective pass rusher

  • His athleticism allows him to rush & drop from either an up or down position

  • Good schematic versatility, 3-4 teams likely to view him more favorably than 4-3 teams

  • Possesses the type of athleticism coveted in today's NFL, which rewards versatility

  • IQ & instincts allow him to be moved all over the field & be used in a multitude of ways

  • Dynamic first step, there's been reps where he false steps & he'll still take the edge

  • Bendy frame that wins by dropping inside shoulder & hugging hips tight to the turn

 

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Needs to become more consistent with his pad level & surface area reduction

  • Can be somewhat calculated both initiating his pass rush plan & diagnosing the run

  • Struggles defending the run at times & he frequently gets blasted out of his gap

  • Player with this type of athleticism should be far more productive on a consistent basis

  • Needs to improve lower body strength & hand strength to disengage more consistently