Scouting Report
Prospect:  Kelechi Osemele






         
School:           Iowa State
Ht:  6'6"       Wt:  333
Eligibility:       Sr
Uniform:       #72

Position #1:       OG
Position Rank:      5
Overall Rank:       66

Position #2:       ROT
Position Rank:      7
Overall Rank:       203


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I could have taken Cordy Glenn’s scouting report and just said “ditto, ditto, ditto”, as Kelechi Osemele is almost a carbon copy, having started games at left guard, right guard and left tackle. There are scouts that favor one over the other, but neither player will be a “plug-in” for a zone blocking scheme, as both are powerful, athletic men that will excel in man-on-man blocking. Like Glenn, Osemele will probably play inside at OG, or possibly ROT; however, there are a few differences.

As a pass-blocker, Osemele attacks his opponent with a violent first punch instead of waiting for the defender to come to him. He easily controls his college opponents with his long arms and exhibits good balance; however, his lateral agility in mirroring the defender could stand some improvement. Opponents can rarely get past him and has an excellent anchor so bull rushes are futile. Osemele locks on the defender with his hand placement . . . once he has those “meat hooks” on you, you’re toast.

Osemele utilizes his size and strength as a drive blocker in the running game and stays low in his stance well, normally winning the leverage battle. Although he can miss with his initial punch, he is quick to recover and drives back his target, demonstrating good hand placement and the leg drive to clear a hole. Osemele gets to the second level, but not with the same quickness as Glenn; however, he is not shy about attacking his target. Osemele is not fluid when pulling from left guard to lead on the toss and counter, but is effective as he is a fearful sight coming around the corner.

Compares to (Current NFL Player): Mike Iupati

Strengths
- Great utilization of size/mass and long arms
- Powerful run blocker, gets to the second level OK
- Versatile player, having played both guard and tackle
- Good footwork for a man his size, as he has played left tackle in college


Weaknesses
- Struggles with speed rushers, may be relegated to ROT or OG at next level
- Can get lazy with technique, as he overpowers college competition
- Needs to improve agility in blocking in space on the move
- Inconsistent on initial drive off the ball (quickness)




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