Obi Melifonwu-DB-UConn
Size: 6’4 224lbs

Obi Melifonwu

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Ridiculously athletic
  • 4-year starter
  • Plus hand-eye coordination
  • Tackling machine
  • Versatile

Analysis: Obi Melifonwu has elite size with premium athletic traits that made him this year’s top NFL combine performer (4.40 forty, 44-inch vert, 141-inch broad and 17 reps on the bench). Four-year starter. Sharp focus when ball is in the air. Takes path to the ball with undercut of the route at the last second. Plus hand-eye coordination to flip the field with interceptions. Former cornerback who has the athleticism to cover matchup tight ends and some big slots. Posted six interceptions over last two seasons. Uses big frame to body-up seam-runners and constrict their windows. Downhill tackling machine. Plus range with a wide net to bring runners down once he gets his arms into them. Body-up hitter. Drastically reduced penalties totals over junior and senior season.

Weaknesses:

  • Footwork
  • Inconsistent coverage from high safety
  • Angles of pursuit
  • Doesn’t high-point ball

Analysis: Even with his physical gifts, Obi Melifonwu’s game needs some refining. He lacks the desired instincts and will play with slow eyes at times. Has to see ball in the air before charging over to help on deep throws. Inconsistent with coverage responsibilities from high safety. Takes time to diagnose play-action. Rub routes found him near goal line. Can take inefficient paths to the ball that get him there a step too late. Would benefit from high-pointing rather than waiting on throws.

NFL Comparison: Byron Jones

Draft Projection: Round 1—his combine numbers will make a team overdraft him. But he could be worth it, just not yet.

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