PFF scouting report: Larry Ogunjobi, DI, Charlotte
Name: Larry Ogunjobi
Position fit: Nose tackle
Stats to know: Had the nation’s No. 4 grade against the run at 90.4.
What he does best:
- Displays awareness to recognize and defeat down blocks forcing backs to redirect from the intended point of attack.
- Able to penetrate double teams, can bench press two linemen with one arm apiece.
- Stout facing combo blocks, one of the best in the class holding the point against multiple blockers.
- Can fire off the ball, possesses surprising explosion for a big man.
- Refined pass-rusher, keeps his frame clean with active hands.
- Displays ridiculous power using the bull rush, capable of de-cleating offensive lineman.
- Consistently collapses the pocket by generating vertical movement in the pass game.
- High-effort rusher, constantly works to shed/bull rush even when initially blocked.
- Good awareness, can sniff out block and release techniques to eliminate screens .
- Dominant performance against the run during Senior Bowl practice.
- Struggles occasionally on the front side against inside zone, can be widened at the point of attack.
- Insufficient athleticism to quickly change direction to make plays in the backfield.
- Lacks the lateral agility to consistently win with speed as a pass-rusher.
Bottom line: The only factor limiting Ogunjobi’s NFL stock is concerns over the level of competition he faced at Charlotte. He dispelled that concern, to some extent, during Senior Bowl week. Ogunjobi showed NFL talent in the drills, ranking amongst the highest-graded players. He is fully capable of holding his ground against multiple blockers, even flashing an ability to make plays against combo blocks. Although he is perceived as one-dimensional, Ogunjobi possesses enough of a pass-rush skillset to be at least a nuisance in that regard at the next level.