Chidozie Nwankwo
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Chidozie Nwankwo
Height
5-11
Weight
290
College
Houston
Position
DL
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Richmond, TX
74.4
Player Rating
30
PositionRank (DL)
5.08
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
25
Sol tackles
13

Chidozie Nwankwo DL Houston | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Chidozie Nwankwo DL Houston
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 01/08/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.08 seconds (28%*)
Age: 21.11 DOB: 04/29/2002
Measurables:
Height: 5-11 (1%*) Weight: 290 (57%*)
Forty: 5.08 (O) (28%*) Shuttle: 4.68 (HS) (26%*)
Vertical: 30 (HS) (43%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 01/08/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.08 seconds (28%*)
Age: 21.11 DOB: 04/29/2002
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-11 (1%*) Weight: 290 (57%*)
Forty: 5.08 (O) (28%*) Shuttle: 4.68 (HS) (26%*)
Vertical: 30 (HS) (43%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 74.4 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
77%
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Tackling:
72%
Pass Rush:
57%
Run Defense:
74%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #160 Position rank: #30
College Games: 39 College Snaps: 1647
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 76/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86 Stars 247 RATING: 86/100
Ovr Rank: #80 Pos Rank: #130
College Combine Results
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Chidozie Nwankwo from Foster High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Nwankwo joined Houston.

In 2020 as a freshman Nwankwo saw action in 8 games and played a total of 323 snaps for the Cougars. He recorded only 8 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 6 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 9 total pressures, which included 9 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Cougars in 2021 Nwankwo played in 11 games and took part in 423 snaps for the Cougars. He recorded 18 tackles, 5 assists, while adding 17 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 16 total pressures, and 10 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and one sack during the year.

In 2022 as a junior Nwankwo played in 11 games and contributed on 585 snaps. He recorded 24 tackles, 10 assists while making 21 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 15 total pressures, which included 11 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and one sack on the year.

In 2023 as a senior Nwankwo logged playing time in 9 games and logged a total of 316 snaps for the Cougars. He also added 19 tackles, 7 assists, and 20 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 7 total pressures, which included 5 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • Nwankwo is strong enough in the lower body to hold up at the point of attack, and Nwankwo displays a good feel as a grappler in the phone booth, consistently getting blockers off-balance before sending them to the ground.
  • He has a wide base and a low center of gravity to hold his ground, as well as the upper-body strength to shed blockers.
  • Nwankwo has the strong core and powerful hands to shed blockers, and he shows excellent instincts with the ability to quickly locate the ball.
  • Quick off the snap in the pass rush, he has violent hands and a good feel for working inside counter moves.
  • His motor is excellent, and he’s quick to locate the ball and make plays against the run.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Nwankwo doesn’t have the ability to dip and bend around the edge, and Nwankwo lacks the necessary suddenness at the line of scrimmage to penetrate through gaps.
  • Nwankwo has to develop a counter move or two in the pass rush, and he needs to make better use of his hands.
  • Good strength, though his marginal arm length limits his ability to grab hold of ballcarriers as they run by.

Chidozie Nwankwo percentiles vs other Defensive Lines (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Chidozie Nwankwo (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
162.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
30.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.