NFL Draft

David Anenih
Int Yds TDs
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Team: Houston CougarsHeight: 6-3 Born: N/A
Position: DLWeight: 249 Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr

Scouting Report

40 time: 4.68

Projection: Fifth-Sixth Round

Overview: Turned down multiple power five offers from teams like Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Baylor so he could play for the Cougars. Could've been just as successful at a bigger school though as the three-year starter collected 20.5 sacks over his time at Houston. He was originally expected to be a part of the 2021 draft class but decided to take a super senior year thanks to COVID eligibility. The extra year paid off as he improved as a pass-rusher and earned an invite to the East-West Shrine Bowl.

Strengths: Remarkably long arms give him a ton of operational space against offensive tackles. Violent for his size and will convert speed into power well. Strong and sturdy run defender who can maintain quality leverage. Plays with enough sand in his pants to set the edge. Times the snap well and gets off the ball at a good rate of speed. Balance through contact is impressive. Builds up his speed nicely in space and can run down plays from behind.

Weaknesses: Underdeveloped technique as a pass-rusher leaves him in too many stalemates. Doesn't have enough counters to consistently surprise offensive tackles and keep them guessing. Inconsistent finisher as a tackler. Late to react to the ball-carrier coming past him and will miss opportunities as a result. Not a bendy type who can get underneath blockers and sink his way past punches. Lateral quickness is modest and not threatening to deal with.

Pro Comp: Azeez Ojulari, Giants - Anenih isn't as explosive or powerful as Ojulari, but he's an exact match from a body type and style standpoint. Anenih will likely need some more time to develop his technical ability before taking over a starting job, but could be an immediate contributor.

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2017 Hou  9 0
2018 Hou  13 0
2019 Hou  12 0
2020 Hou  8 0
2021 Hou  14 0 0 0
Career   56 0
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