2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about OBI MELIFONWU: Connecticut, 6040 219 4.43. Four-year starter from South Grafton, MA. He never left the starting lineup since week one of his red-shirt freshman season. Was in on 351 tackles over his career and also corralled eight interceptions. A consistently productive and versatile player who ended up on the first-team All-AAC list in 2016. Has a dream body with speed to boot. The measurables for the position are top tier. More than just an athlete, however. Shows very good range and acceleration to the sidelines. Takes good angles and knows how to use his enormous tackle radius. Reacts well. Doesn’t take too long to recognize and get moving. Very efficient lower body mechanics for a player his size. Has cornerback traits in coverage. Versatile weapon for the defensive backfield that can wear several hats. Technique is pro-ready. Excellent timing across the board. A true enforcer from the middle when bearing down on receivers running up the sideline. Doesn’t bring the pop and physical presence to tackling the way a player his size should. Often misses his mark. Very susceptible to late movement by the ball carrier. Over-commits to his reads and will have a hard time adjusting his weight. Can get stiff against quickness. Doesn’t always accelerate the way he should. Effort isn’t always fully on. He is sure to get several scouts and coaches excited about his through-the-roof upside. The combination of tools may be among the best in the class and he proved that he is more than a model. Has a developed skill set and knows how to impact the game several ways. There are some vitals he needs to clean up, mainly tackling, but this kid is pro-ready right away. He can be a starter on most teams. 2016 stats: 118 T, 2.5 TFL, 3 PBU, 4 INT, 1 FR. BTR:left 4.68, right 4.85. OSR:1/22. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-9 1/8, VJ-44, SS-DNP).