2023 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about ADETOMIWA ADEBAWORE:
Northwestern | H: 6015 W: 284 40: 4.54 A: 3378 H: 1012 W: 8158
Three year starter, Kansas City, MO. Third team All-Big 10 in 2022. Versatile high motor player who has a unique physical profile as he lacks ideal height but has outstanding length. He has played as a two point wide nine, five, four-i and three technique in his time at Northwestern. Quick at the snap he plays with outstanding leverage. He sinks his hips on contact and can forklift an offensive lineman on his get off. Plays gap control and reads blocks to get ball side leverage, rarely loses the gap. Consistently plays at a pad level underneath blockers. Can stack and shed using heavy hands and long arms to lock out blockers. Adept at a quick arm under or over move to escape. Sets the edge and can come off a block inside. Plays with a relentless motor and chases to the sideline once free. Has made a lot of plays with second effort. When inside does a good job locating the ball with the agility to react to cutbacks. As a pass rusher, wins with a quick first step and bend to turn the corner on the edge. Power rusher that can get a blocker off balance with initial strike and turn it into a move to get free. Adept at a bull rush into an arm under. Can also counter inside with a quick outside in move. Has a burst once free and extended speed to chase scrambling quarterbacks. As a hyper aggressive player can lose balance at times and end up on the ground. Doesn’t always finish as a result. Relies on power and heavy setting powerful tackles can give him problems on the edge. Could use a little more variety of technique at the next level. Should be a fit as a rotational end that can kick inside in sub packages.
2022 Stats: 38 T, 9 TFL, 5 sacks, 1 PBU, 3 QBH, 2 FF. Edge speed:left 2.06, right 1.94. OSR:2/43. 1st/2nd round.