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Ravens chose OT Osemele with 60th overall pick

The Baltimore Ravens have selected Iowa State offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele with the 60th overall pick in the NFL draft. Osemele is a 6-foot-5, 333-pounder who started 43 straight games on the Iowa State line. He played 38 of those games at left tackle and five at left guard. The Ravens needed an offensive lineman after losing free agent Ben Grubbs to the New Orleans Saints...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Tron’s Take: Current Cyclones & future pros

Welcome to the weekend of the 2012 NFL Draft. Former Cyclones Kelechi Osemele and Leonard Johnson are expecting to hear their names called at some point over the next few days. Which current members of the Iowa State football team have a chance to be pros in the future? Chris Williams & Tron Smith discuss that question in this installment of “Tron’s Take,” courtesy of Wilson...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

From The Birds Nest: Kelechi Osemele

A good fit for the Dirty Birds? Welcome back to my weekly article "From the Birds Nest." This week we will be focusing on Iowa State G/T Kelechi Osemele. If you read my Falcons mock draft last week then that name should be very familiar.   The first thing you notice when you see Kelechi Osemele is Kelechi Osemele. He is a mountain of a man at 6'5 335 lbs, and...
Via Grits Blitz
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Profile: Kelechi Osemele

Almost to be the first player out of Iowa State drafted in the top 2 rounds in over 20 years (Keith Simms, 37th overall, 1990) and quite possibly the highest since the 70s, Kelechi Osemele has good reason to stand out. A big (6'6" 333lbs) powerful lineman, Osemele started 43 games in college with the final 38 all at left tackle. He's expected to move inside, but his...
Via The Colts Authority
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions looking to beef up offensive line through draft

The Detroit Lions are looking to improve their offensive line this offseason, and will apparently be looking for help from their incoming rookie class. The Lions have already hosted three offensive linemen – Mike Adams, Kelechi Osemele and Brandon Brooks – for pre-draft visits. Are the Lions targeting Mike Adams? It’s worth noting that all three players tip the scales at a...
Via DraftAce
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Kelechi Osemele scouting report

Kelechi Osemele OG Iowa State #72 Ht: 6’6″ Wt: 333   Strengths: Elite size and strength. Physical blocker once he’s engaged. Has the potential to be a dominant interior run blocker. Four year starter, primarily playing left tackle. A team leader on the field. Gives a solid effort to get to the second level. Weaknesses: Lacks the athleticism to play left tackle...
Via DraftAce
March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Osemele pleased with combine numbers, credits McKnight

By Chris Williams, Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams  Only two days after Iowa State’s Pinstripe Bowl loss to Rutgers, Kelechi Osemele began training for the 2012 NFL Draft. Unlike many of his teammates though, Osemele didn’t stay in Ames to work out. When it came time to decide where the 6-foot-6, 333-pound former Cyclone offensive tackle...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Osemele’s combine numbers

By Chris Williams, Publisher  Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams Former Iowa State offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele participated in the NFL’s annual draft combine over the weekend. Osemele was measured at 6-foo6-6 and 333 pounds. The former Cyclone rated as a top performer in bench press (tied for third) and the broad jump (tied for eighth). Former Cyclone...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Osemele Receives The Variety Trophy Award

AMES, Iowa - After a remarkable final season with the Iowa State football team, awards keep rolling in for senior offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele. The Variety Trophy is the most recent addition to his growing list of accolades. The award honors him as Iowa State University's MVP for the 2011 season.
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Johnson, Osemele headed for Senior Bowl

The following is a press release sent out by Iowa State athletic communications. AMES, Iowa – Iowa State all-Big 12 offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele and all-conference cornerback Leonard Johnson have been selected to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl, scheduled for Jan. 28, 2012 in Mobile, Ala. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game will be nationally televised by the NFL Network. Kickoff...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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