2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about ESEZI OTOMEWO:
Minnesota, 6052 282 4.90. Two-year starter, Indianapolis, IN. Earned Honorable Mention All-Big 10 last fall. Otomewo followed Head Coach PJ Fleck after he left Western Michigan for Minnesota. Had a quiet start to his career but continually evolved his skill set to match up with impressive tools. Factory-made, prototype body with NFL-sized length and thickness. Has the frame to hold even more weight if desired. Does not have a high ceiling, as the overall athleticism looks a little heavy and his moves are predictable. Projects as a solid backup or rotational player that will likely make more impact against the run than pass. A solid fill-in with some natural pass rush ability. Currently recovering from a knee sprain suffered in the team’s bowl game but is expected to be ready for rookie mini-camp. High-effort player with plus-power and strength. Can move with long strides in space. Will play faster than he looks. Moved up and down the line, showing the versatility to play multiple roles. Effective lockout game when he uses his hands correctly. Quality lower body flexion across all joints. Sets the edge and plays an assignment-savvy run defense. Strong on contact with the ball carrier. Lacks the juice as a pure edge rusher. Does not make the tackle guess, options are limited. Struggles to stay square as he works the inside gaps. Does not play as stout as his frame will suggest. Has the occasional lapse in balance and control.
2021 stats: 30 T, 4.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 4 QBH. Edge speed:left 2.14, right 2.07. Fifth/sixth round. (A-34 1/2, H-9, BP-DNP, 10-DNP).