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Obi Melifonwu Scouting Report

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Obi Melifonwu’s Info

College: UConn
Class: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: South Grafton, Massachusetts
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 224
Position: Safety
Position Ranking: 3
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Obi Melifonwu’s Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Elite size
  • Freak athlete
  • Good speed
  • Instinctive
  • Rare safety prospect with his size and speed
  • Good in zone coverage
  • Has the ability to take down bigger backs
  • Fluid hips
  • Good range
  • Solid against the run
  • Physical
  • Has the ability to be successful in man coverage
  • Quick feet
  • Can also play corner
  • Hard hitter
  • Versatile
  • Smart
  • Has the ability to make quick reads
  • Good closing speed
  • Quality tackler
  • High football IQ
  • Leaping ability
  • Plenty of potential
  • NFL ready

Weaknesses

  • Needs to improve tackling technique
  • Still raw
  • Too aggressive at times
  • Needs to be more consistent

Pro Comparison

Draft Projection

  • Mid First to Late Second Round

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