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5 things to know about DE Owa Odighizuwa

With the 74th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa out of UCLA.


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Earlier in the night, the Giants opened the second round by trading up to take All-American safety Landon Collins out of the University of Alabama with the 33rd overall pick. On Thursday, the Giants drafted Miami offensive lineman Ereck Flowers in the first round with the ninth overall pick.

Here are five things to know about the newest member of the Giants:


In 2014, Odighizuwa was a starter in all 13 games as a team co-captain, tying the team lead with 11.5 tackles for loss. He was credited with a career-best 61 tackles which ranked fourth on the team and was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection by the coaches.


Height: 6'3"
Weight: 267 lbs.
Arm length: 33 ¾"
Hands: 11"

40-yard dash: 4.62 seconds
Bench press: 25 reps at 225 lbs.
Vertical jump: 39"
Broad jump: 127"


Odighizuwa participated in 2015 Senior Bowl. Selected second-team All-Pac-12 in 2014, tying for team lead with 11.5 tackles for loss and finishing second on team with 6 sacks. He was granted a medical redshirt in 2013 after playing in 38 games from 2010-2012 with eight starts.


A native or Portland, Oregon, he was a Parade All-American and USA Today second-team All-American at Douglas High School, where he also lettered in basketball and track. Pronounced Oh-wah-MAH-bay Oh-DIGGY-zoo-wah.


Strengths: Absolute Greek God with the pads off. Shredded physique with very little body fat. Strong at the point of attack. Plays with desired anchor and strong lower body. Run defender who can close down creases. Gets off ball with good pad level and has potential to convert speed to power. Hands are violent and active. Relentless and competitive. Never gives up on a pass rush. Expected to be a core special-teams talent. Can play 4-3 defensive end or 3-4 outside linebacker.

NFL comparison: Sam Acho

Bottom line: Odighizuwa has some scheme versatility, but he's not necessarily a versatile player. Some scouts believe that he could open some eyes with his straight-line speed in his workout, but his marginal pass-rush skills and average athleticism could stunt his draft stock.

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