2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about OTITO OGBONNIA:
UCLA, 6034 324 5.31. One-year starter, Houston, TX. Started games all four seasons at UCLA. Was a nationally ranked shot-put thrower in high school and also spent time on the UCLA track and field team. Won the 2019 PanAm U20 Championships. Has an ideal body type for the position which gives him a sense of upside and potential that could eventually mold into a quality presence inside. He may never be a big-time pass rusher but his size and power can help a defense out in a big way. Not elusive, nor does he adjust very well laterally, but he creates a new line of scrimmage or can maintain gap control against double teams repeatedly. He is the alpha-male in a group full of guys that think they’re the alpha. Immense power that complements his ideal prototype-frame. Wide, fire hydrant body type with a rare blend of length and thickness. Ideal weight distribution from head to toe. Has the upper body of a powerlifter. Shows more twitch out of his snap as his confidence and awareness grows. Effective hand strike out of his stance can stand a blocker up. Maintains proper pad level throughout. Controls gaps and will make the athletic play when he is near the action. Stiff ankles further enhance the athletic shortcomings. Gets heavy-footed post engagement and does not show enough wiggle to shake free. Minimal effectiveness as a pass rusher. Does not have the variety to mix things up when it comes to lateral, late movement.
2021 stats: 30 T, 5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FF. Edge speed:left 2.34, right 2.34. Fourth/fifth round. (A-34 3/8, H-10, BP-29, 10-1.85).