Eyioma Uwazurike

Eyioma Uwazurike

Measurements
  • Height
    6060
  • Hand
    10 1/8
  • VJ
    33
  • Weight
    313lbs
  • Arm
    35 1/8
  • Speed
    5.32
ED Combine Averages
  • Height
    6032
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33.25
  • Weight
    265lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    4.8
Jamie Kelly - Scout
Eyioma Uwazurike
  • Overall Rank
    210
  • Position Rank
    23
  • Position
    ED
  • Age
    24.1 Years
  • Team
    IOWA ST

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Sacks Misc. Stats
2017 13 7 3 8.2% 1
2018 9 19 3 4.7% 1
2019 13 19 8 6.7% 2
2020 12 15 9 10.4% 3
2021 13 17 5 12.4% 10

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Above the line height and outstanding weight. Outstanding frame with outstanding arm length. Thick, muscular arms, shoulders, and chest. Carries acceptable additional weight around the torso. Outstanding lower body thickness with well-built rear and thighs.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    8
  • Frame/Durability
    8
Grade 7.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Above the line snap timing and anticipation. Above the line instincts and run/pass diagnosis, responsible for a lot of read/react in Iowa State’s 3-3-5 and consistently makes above the line reads. Outstanding toughness through contact and outstanding motor/effort, will pursue RBs, delayed or scrambling QBs with decisiveness and aggressiveness.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    7
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 7.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Average AA, with average explosiveness, average COD, and limited speed, would not be very effective in space. Limited overall bend and cornering ability due to limited ankle, hip, and knee flexibility. Adequate body control and above the line play strength and anchor at the POA, robust through contact and holds his ground even against DBLs.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    4
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 5.2

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Adequate get-off vs. Pass at 3, 4, and 5 techs, but limited edge-rush get off, doesn’t have the athleticism and bend to consistently beat tackles to the edge. Adequate pass rush repertoire: above the line long arm is the most effective move, with an average double arm bull rush and average initial hand swipe acting as changeups. Above the line UOH in the pass rush, has outstanding hand power, adequate placement/ timing and average speed, creates consistent backfield disruption. Average rush angles and closing speed. Above the line run defender. Above the line at the POA vs. Zone and Gap. Has Outstanding arm length, above the line heavy hands and above the line play strength to consistently control single blockers in the run game and hold his own against DBLs. Above the line UOH in the run game, doesn't let guards/tackles get their hands fitted. Above the line play temperament, shows above the line patience and instincts to read from one- or two-gap responsibility and above the line ability to disengage to then impact the run or to deflect a pass. Above the line wrap tackling technique.

  • Get Off/Initial Burst
    5
  • Pass Rush
    6
  • Heavy Handedness
    7
  • Point of Attack
    8
  • Disengage
    8
  • Closing Speed
    5
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    6
  • Play Temperament
    7
Grade 6.5

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Eyioma Uwazurike is a Graduate Redshirt Senior at Iowa State who has featured in 60 career games. Three-star defensive end coming out of high school, rated No.820 in the nation by 247Sports. Redshirted in 2016 but has been a steady contributor for Iowa State ever since. Earned honourable Big-12 mentions in both 2019 and 2020, before breaking out in 2021 with a dominating 10 sack campaign in the Cyclones 3-3-5 stack defense. An EDGE/DT hybrid, Uwazurike possesses a dynamic, disruptive skill set that Defensive Coordinators would love to get their hands on. He projects as an above the line, starting-calibre defensive end in a 3-4 defense, who can disrupt in the pass game and capably handle two-gap responsibility vs. Run. Has flexibility to play inside in a 4-3 or as a strongside 4-3 under defensive end.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Clemson
  • Dec - 29 - 2021
  • Consistent disruption; 6 tackles, 0.5 sacks
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Kansas State
  • Oct - 16 - 2021
  • Heavy use as a 3-3-5 Nose tackle didn't suit him
Best Trait
Point of Attack/ Disengage
Pro Comparison
An Older Ndamukong Suh