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POLL, 2018 NFL Draft Results: Grading the Los Angeles Rams’ selection of Oklahoma EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo


NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Texas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams traded up to take Oklahoma Sooners EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo with the 160th overall selection in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Okoronkwo is a prospect that caught my eye once I began looking at edge rushers. He does not fit the NFL’s criteria for height/weight/length, but I think he has dominant pass rushing traits and for a team that has question marks at edge this was a a great value and fit. I would consider him a rotational rusher that could carve a role like Robert Quinn.

Here’s what Lance Zierlein had to say about him in his draft profile for

Okoronkwo doesn’t possess the height, weight and length teams usually want on the edge and he doesn’t have the bend or athletic traits to supersede his deficiencies. With that said, he’s solidly built and plays with good aggression and motor. He lacks the physical and athletic traits that would make him a more dangerous NFL rusher, but he flashes some explosiveness and has enough room for improvement that he should develop into a solid NFL backup with eventual starter potential.

Grade: A

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