NFL Draft

Olisaemeka Udoh
Team: Elon PhoenixHeight: 6-5 Born: 2/14/1997
Position: OLWeight: 323 Hometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr

Scouting Report


Udoh (pronounced OO-doh) was born on Valentine's Day, and NFL scouts have been falling in love with his measurables, as few prospects offer a more intriguing combination of size and athleticism than this 6-5, 323-pound behemoth.

Focused on academics coming out of Sanford High School in North Carolina,- where he was an honor roll student, the massive Udoh was viewed as too much of a project for FBS schools. Don't expect the NFL to make the same mistake.

After redshirting his first season on campus, Udoh started all 45 games for the Phoenix from 2015-18, demonstrating the durability scouts will appreciate, as well as his intriguing tools. He eased questions about his level of competition with flashy performances at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl before attending the Combine.


Possesses a frame straight out of a Hollywood script, with well-distributed mass throughout his body and no extra flab in the middle. Udoh has vines for arms (35 3/8"), which normally result in poor bench-press numbers, but this freakishly gifted tackle still registered an impressive 26 repetitions at the Combine. He also matched the physicality and intensity FBS edge rushers brought his way in Mobile.

Not surprisingly, Udoh is very much a work in progress fundamentally, and he does not appear as nimble blocking on the move as his impressive 40-yard dash time suggests. He is not sluggish, showing good initial quickness and balance operating on the edge, but is not the type to chase down linebackers at the second level. He relies more on girth, power and competitiveness to simply maul opponents at the line of scrimmage.

Udoh is the type of prospect teams used to draft late and hope to stash on the practice squad. Big men with this kind of power and athleticism are just too valuable in today's NFL, and Udoh has drawn extensive interest and pre-draft visits as o-line coaches determine how best to tap into his obvious potential.

Projection: Fourth Round

--Field Level Media

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2016 Elon  11 -
2017 Elon  12 -
Career   34 -
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