S Obi Melifonwu goes to the Raiders in the 2nd round
- With the 56th overall pick in the NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders selected safety Obi Melifonwu out of Connecticut.
- Melifonwu made a name for himself by being a standout performer in the NFL combine.
- He recorded 20 run stops in 2016, tied for the most in the AAC.
- In 2016, his 12.9 tackling efficiency (missing 1 tackle every 12.9 attempts) was tops in the AAC. He missed 9 tackles across 865 snaps.
- Melifonwu’s overall grade of 82.2 was the highest for safeties in the AAC.