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CB/DB Obi Melifonwu, UConn — NFL Draft/IDP Dynasty Rookie Draft Profile


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CB/DB Obi Melifonwu, UConn 

  • Arguably the best NFL Combine performance of 2017 — highlighted by historic numbers in his vertical leap (44.0″) and his broad jump (11’9″)
  • 118 tackles, 4 INTs in 2016. Led the American Conference in solo tackles (73)
  • Senior Bowl invitee, one of the stars of the practice week



*CFM Full Scouting Report (link):  CFM Scouting Report — Obi Melifonwu

 — Melifonwu has gone from cute safety prospect people discovered they liked OK at the Senior Bowl to the hottest prospect for the 2017 NFL Draft after his radical NFL Combine performance. He’s on fire because people are seeing the potential for him as converting to cornerback — and being one of the biggest ‘freak’ players in years if he does so. There would have never been a corner like him in NFL history, at his size and athleticism.  

We don’t think slipping him into the late first-round of mock drafts does him enough justice. See how highly we’re willing to project him in our scouting report and scouting grades. 



CBS Sports (as of this publish date) #3 SS prospect, #33 overall

ESPN (as of this publish date) #5 safety prospect, #40 overall

Early 2017 Dynasty Rookie Draft ADP/Rankings: #11 IDP prospect (just IDP prospects only)



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Info Hght Wght Hand ArmL 40-D 10-D Bench Vert. Broad ShSht 3-Cone
 Combine 6’3.7″  224   9.1″  32.5″  4.40  1.51 17  44.0″  11’9″  n/a  n/a
 Pro Day  x  x  x x x x  x  x  x x x



College Statistics:

Year Games Solo Assist TotTack   TFLs  Sacks  INTs PassDef
2013 12 39 29 68 3.0 0.0 2 5
2014 11 52 23 75 3.5 0.0 0 3
2015 13 57 31 88 2.0 0.0 2 5
2016 12 73 45 118 2.5 0.0 4 3
TOTAL 49 221 128 349 11.0 0.0 8 16
Avg per gm last 2yrs X 5.2 3.0 8.2 0.18 0.0 0.2 0.3



Link to College Profile: College Bio — Obi Melifonwu

Link to background storyHexham-Courant-UK article on Obi Melifonwu




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