The UCLA Bruins weren’t as distinguished throughout final month’s 2021 NFL Draft as possibly they’d been in earlier years, however with Osa Odighizuwa’s choice to the Dallas Cowboys within the third spherical, Odighizuwa might be in line early to make an affect throughout his rookie season.
Odighizuwa was chosen with the seventy fifth decide general, the eleventh decide of the third spherical by Dallas. He was the primary Bruin to be chosen and the fourth Pac-12 defensive participant to be chosen within the draft, following Joe Tryon, Jevon Holland and Levi Onwuzurike.
He additionally marked the fifth defensive sort out taken within the 2021 Draft. Odighizuwa enters the 2021 NFL season after incomes First-Staff All-Pac-12 honors a 12 months in the past and is in line to earn enjoying time early.
Presently, the Cowboys depth chart sports activities All-Professional Demarcus Lawrence alongside the sting with a forged of unproven kids at seemingly each different place.
Trysten Hill, a 2019 second-rounder, has not entrenched himself because the long-term answer at defensive sort out for Dallas and alongside Hill stands 2020 third-round decide Neville Gallimore and Carlos Watkins, a fourth-round decide by the Houston Texans in 2017.
There’s a sturdy likelihood that after an ideal efficiency on the 2021 Senior Bowl and his place alongside the defensive position, Odighizuwa ought to see some early enjoying time with the Cowboys. And we all know he ought to completely make an affect.
And don’t simply take it from me. A former scout advised 247Sports that Odighizuwa might show to be one of the best decide by the Cowboys this draft.
“Micah Parsons is a freak, so I’ll put him up there as their most proficient man, however I’m telling ya we may be wanting again three or 4 years from now and notice that Osa Odighizuwa was their finest decide,” NFL Community’s Daniel Jeremiah stated on the draft recap episode of the Transfer the Sticks podcast. “I imply once you have a look at guys, let’s simply add it up proper, say you haven’t watched a sew of tape — I let you know he’s a little bit bit shorter however he’s obtained extremely lengthy arms, he performs actually onerous, and he’s obtained like a state wrestling champ background. Simply realizing that we’re speaking about together with his measurement he’s going to have pure leverage.”
Yeah, that’s a glowing analysis for the previous Bruin!