2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about ARNOLD EBIKETIE:
Penn State, 6023 250 4.75. One-year starter, Silver Spring, MD. Spent four years at Temple where he started for one season, earning second-team All-AAC honors. Earned first-team All-Big 10 honors in 2021. Has standout twitch and length, always a good place to start for an edge defender. Gets off the ball in a hurry and fully understands how to maximize his tools against blockers. His hand strength and ability to adjust his direction late will make him a tough guy to square up. Brings a high level of energy and anger snap after snap. Plays the game hard and relentless. The combination of all these traits should create plays as a rush linebacker. His floor is high in that department and whether he can develop a man-power game remains to be seen. He is a safe bet to be a solid player against the pass. Twitchy and angry edge rusher with plus-get off. Wins a lot of one-on-one battles with a variety of movement traits. Can win to the edge, lower his pad level at the final moment before engagement, and shake his way off the initial punch. Can slither his way in and out of creases while easily changing the position of his battle. Snappy, fast hands attached to long arms that he fully understands how to use and will make life difficult for tackles when they try to latch on. Closes in a hurry, always presenting a solid forward lean that can convert speed into power. Advanced techniques and understanding of the game. A quick decision maker. Does not have the body of an every down trench player. Will always have a hard time against power blockers in the running game. Never showed much via the bull rush. Shows some tightness in his ankles.
2021 stats: 62 T, 18 TFL, 9.5 sacks, 1 PBU, 7 QBH, 2 FF, 2 BK. Edge speed:left 1.97, right 1.96. Second/third round. (A-34 1/8, H-10 1/4, BP-21, 10-1.69).