Obinna Eze

Obinna Eze

Measurements
  • Height
    6064
  • Hand
    9 7/8
  • VJ
    27.5
  • Weight
    321lbs
  • Arm
    36 1/8
  • Speed
    5.17
OT Combine Averages
  • Height
    6052
  • Hand
    10
  • VJ
    27 2/3
  • Weight
    313lbs
  • Arm
    34
  • Speed
    5.25
Nathan Pratt - Scout
Obinna Eze
  • Overall Rank
    235
  • Position Rank
    28
  • Position
    OT
  • Age
    24.0 Years
  • Team
    TEXAS CHRISTIAN

Stats

Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2019 14 14 4 1 22 4.4%
2020 11 11 2 2 12 2.4%
2021 12 12 4 1 16 4.2%

Build

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

Large Tackle with Outstanding length and Above the Line size with potential to put on some more mass on his lower body. Missed no games due to injury in his career and played 775/806 Offensive Snaps and 50 Special Teams snaps in 2021.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    8
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 7.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Plays with an average effort but is seen slowing down and his play worsening as the play progresses. Seen handling stunts well and consistently picks them up quickly and smoothly, rarely letting stunts get by him. He does however miss his assignments in the run game, particularly at the second level when reaching the stacked backer.

  • Toughness
    5
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 5.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Average athlete who lacks the true explosiveness to seal 2nd level blocks consistently and instead fights to get in front of the defender to survive. Knee bend and Pad level is limited as he is seen consistently rising up on contact and giving up a lot of leverage. Change of Direction is limited as well as he would be seen struggling to redirect and mirror pass rushers in pass protection, specifically when a rusher would resort to an inside move forcing him to get try to survive long enough for his QB to get the ball out. Play Strength was average as he was seen struggling to generate consistent movement in the run game, although he did at times move defenders it was too inconsistent.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    4
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 4.7

Technical

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

Pass Block – Feet are slow when kicking out in pass protection and instead of relying on his foot quickness he instead gains ground with large steps. This made him susceptible to inside moves from rushers. When lined up with the rusher he did a good job using his extremely long arms to get his hands on the rusher and worked to stall and end their rush. He did use proper placement and timing but opted to use the same two hand snatch technique that will get him beat by rushers who know how to use their hands. If he missed with his hands, he had a tendency to leave his chest open, allowing the rusher to get onto his chest and since he had poor pad level, they would get under him and expose his average anchor, driving him back into the QB. His strike was average and he at times would knock rushers back but it needs to become more consistent. Run Block – When asked to combo block and work downhill he would be seen generating good movement and opening lanes for his rushers with proper hand placement and leg drive. When working on sealing backside blocks, he struggled consistently getting to the inside shoulder of the defender and instead would have to rip across them and try to stay in front of them with his back to the defender. When working on sealing and moving defenders on the play side he demonstrated good feet and proper placement but would take too long to get to the 2nd level defender allowing them to blowup the run for a loss or holding the play to a minimal gain. He was not asked to pull very often but when he was his slow first step hindered his ability to get to his landmark quick enough and made it tough for him to make a running lane for his runner.

  • Run Block
    4
  • Pass Block
    5
  • Strike/Punch
    5
  • Disposition
    4
  • Second Level Ability
    5
  • Pull/Trap Ability
    4
  • Footwork
    4
  • Anchor
    4
Grade 4.4

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?
Obinna Eze finishes his college career having started 25/31 games at Memphis before transferring to TCU in 2021 and starting in all 12 games he appeared in. Obinna Eze is a day 3 tackle who possesses the physical size and length that NFL teams covet but he needs a lot of work on his technique and will need to build up more strength before he will be ready to play. He best fits an offense that does not require him to be an open field blocker but instead allows him to work downfield on gap/power runs allowing him to use his immense size and length to overwhelm defenders. As of right now he can be a swing tackle for a team looking for depth and could maybe provide a solid spot start for a team if injury occurs. He could develop into an adequate starting tackle due to his physical traits but he needs a lot of work and should not be relied on to start for the first year.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • vs Baylor
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • 2.9% Pressure Rate and consistently sealed his backside blocks while generating movement playside
  • iconWorst Game
  • at Oklahoma St.
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Struggled generating movement in the run game and missed his blocking assignments consistently
Best Trait
Length and Size
Pro Comparison
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