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Giants take UCLA defensive end Odighizuwa in 3rd round

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants went to work on their defense for the second straight round, talking UCLA edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday night. Odighizuwa is a very athletic defensive end, the type of player that general manager Jerry Reese loves to draft. New York did not have a need at the end spot, but Odighizuwa had...
Via AP on Fox
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants beat writer called their third round pick right on the money

Sometimes NFL draft analysts just get paid to sling slop at the wall and see what sticks. Some guys actually know what they’re talking about. It appears that New York Giants beat writer Nick Powell at NJ.com is in the latter camp, because he called their third round pick right on the money. A few minutes before the Giants went on the clock, Powell made his prediction: Who could...
Via cover32
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential NFL Draft steal Owamagbe Odighizuwa

His name may be hard to pronounce, but, for offensive linemen trying to contain Owamagbe Odighizuwa (owa MAH bay O DIGGY zoo wah) throughout his career would tell you the former UCLA star end/linebacker is infinitely more tougher. The well spoken Owa (for short) has all of the intangibles to be a great one, with a decorated NFL coordinator giving his version of the 6’3″ 267 pound...
Via EndZoneScore
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Ideal 7-Round Draft

While you’ll have to wait tomorrow for our final Steelers mock draft, I thought it might be fun today to instead post what I think would be an absolute homerun for the Steelers. To get us started, the team makes us stay up late Thursday night with a trade down… *TRADE* Steelers get: Saints 1st (31st) and 3rd (78th) from Miami Saints get: Steelers’ 1st (22nd) New Orleans has...
Via Steel City Blitz
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Mock Drafts: Brugler Has Steelers Going CB Then TE In First Two Rounds

Mock draft season is slowly coming to an end with the 2015 NFL Draft now almost one week away and on Monday, Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com finally released his latest prediction of the first two rounds. After previously having the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting UCLA outside linebacker Owamagbe Odighizuwa with the 22nd overall selection, Brugler now has […] 2015 Mock Drafts: Brugler...
Via Steelers Depot
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select in the second round?

If you’re like me, you’re more than just a little tired of hearing about Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They either will pick him at number one or they won’t. Let’s pay some attention to the rest of the draft. What are the Bucs’ plans beyond the first round? Let’s find out what the experts are saying… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 biggest sleepers...
Via cover32
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Brett Hundley, Draft, Cowboys, Lions, & Seahawks

Brett Hundley Manish Mehta reports that the Jets are working out UCLA QB Brett Hundley. According to Ian Rapoport, Hundley has also worked out for the Bengals and Eagles, and will meet with the Cardinals next week. Draft Greg Auman reports that Utah CB Eric Rowe is visiting with the Buccaneers on Thursday. UCLA DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa will ... The post NFL Notes: Brett Hundley...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys seven-round mock draft picks

The Cowboys have a lot of directions they can go this draft as they have needs at every position on defense, not to mention needing at running back and possibly a tackle to replace what Parnell brought as a swing back up. Round 1 Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA This pick just makes a ton of sense for the Cowboys. Odighizuwa may not be the flashiest of defensive end prospects, but...
Via cover32
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Steel City Blitz Steelers Mock 3.0

1. Owamagbe Odighizuwa, OLB, UCLA I’m assuming that there’s an early run on linebackers and that Beasley, Ray, Fowler, Williams, and Dupree are off the board. That leaves Eli Harold and Owa as the most realistic pass rushers for the Steelers. I think that they’re seeking a big body to take the Woodley role on the strong side of the defense, and Owa fits that mold perfectly...
Via Steel City Blitz
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Draft Target: Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA

To ensure that the Cowboys secondary fares better than last season, they'll need to beef up the defensive line. They've addressed it one way by signing defensive end Greg Hardy. The Cowboys are hopeful that he'll regain his pre-suspension form. But even if that happens, it will be once he comes back from a league imposed suspension for domestic violence.Hardy is almost like a shot...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Steelers Need to Pick Owamagbe Odighizuwa at 22

Steeler Nation cheered over the weekend as news came that veteran linebacker James Harrison had signed a 2 year deal with the Steelers. In short, I like the move, but the Steelers aren’t done at the position. The best case scenario would be a rookie beating out Harrison in camp, and letting him be a situational rusher. That may seem like a long shot, but if there’s one player...
Via Steel City Blitz
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The 10 Best Player Names In The 2015 NFL Draft

Let’s have a little fun with these guys. The 2015 NFL Draft features the best talent from college ball but let’s have a look at another way to measure them, by name. These cats have the best names in the 2015 NFL Draft.Owamagbe OdighizuwaThe DE out of UCLA is a quality first round candidate. Rumor has it, the team that can correctly spell his name will get the first crack at...
Via Football Nation
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Profile: Eli Harold vs Owamagbe Odighizuwa

Installment three of my player versus player draft profile features Virginia pass rusher Eli Harold and UCLA defensive lineman Owamagbe Odighizuwa. I originally wanted to pin Harold against Utah’s Nate Orchard, but I was having video problems. However, Odighizuwa actually turned out to be an interesting find, as a result. I watched two games worth of tape for both prospects, and...
Via isportsweb.com
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: UCLA DE/OLB Owamagbe Odighizuwa

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past; these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. One of the many edge rushers in this […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: UCLA DE/OLB Owamagbe Odighizuwa is...
Via Steelers Depot
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Pass Rushers Could Carolina Take In The Second Round?

Carolina Panthers are most likely to have an unexpected need going into the 2015 draft. A need for a pass rusher. This may sound surprising seeing as the Carolina defense ranked 10th overall this season, and has been in the top ten in each of the last three seasons. However, it is looking increasingly unlikely that Greg Hardy will wear black and blue in 2015 regardless of the outcome...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Players for Browns fans to watch for at the Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl is the first big event of the NFL Draft process. It gives NFL teams their first chance to see the senior draft prospects up close in practices and the game. Last season the Browns were very impressed with the players in the game, selecting three players in last year’s draft who played in the Senior Bowl. Second rounder Joel Bitonio, third rounder Chris Kirksey,...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Senior Bowl Scouting: Thursday South Practice Notes

Thursday marked the final day of padded practices here at the Senior Bowl and here were the winners from the 2015 Senior Bowl Scouting for the South squad: Sammie Coates, Arie Kouandjio, Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Stephone Anthony, D’Joun Smith and Kevin White. Our scouts split up the position groups, with Alex Brown writing on the skill players and Ian Wharton focusing on the trench...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest Mock Drafts

With the Cowboys’ season over, it’s now time to dig into the draft. The Cowboys have clinched the #27 pick in the 1st round. The Cowboys will likely go heavy on defense again. Last year’s draft was defense heavy with only 2 of the 9 draft picks on offense. My gut feeling tells me we’ll see a similar draft. Without a doubt, the Cowboys need to find a way to get to the QB...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Energized Owa ready for return to Bruins

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- One of the most menacing defensive tackles in Los Angeles is also the happiest. At 6-foot-3 and a chiseled 270 pounds, Owamagbe Odighizuwa bounded around the UCLA practice field all spring with seemingly endless energy.  After a year away from the game with multiple hip surgeries, Odighizuwa's love for the game and his team has been renewed. "Having it taken...
Via Fox Sports West
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Owamagbe Odighizuwa turns to other athletes for inspiration

UCLA's Odighizuwa decided to look to others for inspiration to overcome fears surrounding his injury.
Via Fox Sports West
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA's Odighizuwa turns to other athletes for inspiration

LOS ANGELES -- For Owamagbe Odighizuwa, a bowl game means there is only one more game he will be forced to miss. While UCLA prepares for its Dec. 31 contest against Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl, defensive end Odighizuwa is already looking ahead to next season. Odighizuwa was given his sentence for the 2013 the season in the spring, when he underwent a second hip surgery in less...
Via Fox Sports West
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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