Ed “Pi Double i” Henderson
Who is the 6-foot-3-240 pound, Uchenna Nwosu?
Nwosu is a tough linebacker that plays with a high motor, was selected as an All Pac-12 first team. His high motor allows him to make high impact plays against any opposing offenses. A versatile linebacker that can play both as an inside or outside linebacker.
Ucheena Nwosu Highlight's
Versatile defender that can pursuit the ball with his speed and athleticism coming off the edge. Best fit for a 3-4 scheme. Great instincts and awareness of the ball. Has quick hands, and ability to bat down or intercept passes. Recorded 75 tackles (11.5 for loss), 9.5 sacks, 13 pass deflections, and one interception.
Nwosu tends to play a bit upright at times and can get off track when pursuing the ball. Needs to work on coverage skills. Has such defensive talent as a run stopper and pass rusher, without coverage skills will make him a one-dimensional player. Can struggle with a lineman in the run and pass game by getting covered up in blocks. He may be still on the board on Day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Is he a fit for the Rams?
Certainly, with good size, speed, and strength, he fits well into the 3-4 scheme at the edge. Rams have lost veteran Connor Barwin, traded away Alec Ogletree and Robert Quinn, as he has the fit at those line-backing positions. His 4.6 speed can provide problems for offensive linemen. Perhaps at the 2018 NFL Combine providing an invite or his Pro-Day, he may put in the performance of the year.
2nd - 3rd Round
Nick Perry, Green Bay Packers