PFF scouting report: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State

Steve Palazzolo and the PFF draft analysts breaks down Oklahoma State's Emmanuel Ogbah ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.

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PFF scouting report: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State


Here is the PFF draft profile for Oklahoma State DE Emmanuel Ogbah, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.

Position fit:

4-3 defensive end. Can do some damage rushing from the interior. Rushed from both sides in college, some from a two-point stance.

Stats to know:

• No. 3 overall and No. 3 in pass rush grades in the edge class. 78 total pressures (12 sacks, 18 hits, 48 hurries). Top-five pass rush productivity rating.
• No. 73 run defense grade

What he does best:

• Big, powerful, often see the physical advantage over opposing tackles
• Mostly wins to outside with rip, occasional swim (Kansas 3Q 13:35)
• Some bull rush, effective when he gets to ramp up (Texas 1Q 5:10, Kansas State 1Q 10:49)
• Not always quick turning the corner, but once turned, he can close on the QB in a hurry
• Feels the cut block and gets his hands in passing lanes
• Will chase the down block and take on the puller in the run game
• Strong at the point of attack when he gets under the defender and extends (Baylor 2Q 6:08). But pad level is often high

Biggest concern:

• Less productive in run defense – below average grade in 2014, slightly above average there in 2015 with seven missed tackles, tied for 37th-most among edge
• Struggles to anchor, plays high and often moved off the point of attack
• Gets down blocked quite a bit, can run right at him
• Often plays passive in run game with little power in his hands
• Gets driven down the line quite a bit when shooting gaps
• Similar grade to Calhoun, but Ogbah had a much higher number of negatively-graded run plays in fewer snaps (more positive plays as well)
• Plays upright, not much of a problem while rushing but can see it when the offensive line is going forward
• Lacks variety as a pass rusher

Player Production Comparison:

Charles Johnson, Carolina Panthers. Johnson has been an excellent pass rusher through the years, but below average against the run — a profile that may be the proper comparison for Ogbah.

Bottom line:

Productive pass rusher and tested well at the combine, but somewhat inconsistent against the run. Has room to improve there given his length, but may be more of a situational rusher in the early going.

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