Chidozie Nwankwo
Chidozie Nwankwo  DL  Houston | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Chidozie Nwankwo
Home town
Richmond, TX
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Chidozie Nwankwo DL Houston | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Chidozie Nwankwo DL Houston
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #238 Position Rank: #41 (DL)
40 time: 5.08 seconds
Height: 5-11 Weight: 293
Date of Birth: 04/29/2002 Age: 20.5
Overall Rating: 78.4 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #41
College Games: 22 College Snaps: 913
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (76/100)
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (85.93/100 )
Ovr Rank: #80 Pos Rank: #130
College Combine Results
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. Following high school, Nwankwo opted to join Houston.

In 2020 as a freshman Nwankwo saw action in 8 games and played on a total of 323 snaps for the Cougars. He recorded 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 on 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.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Combines strength and footwork to fill holes inside, as well. Recovers from cut blocks or falling on his way to make a tackle.
  • Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.
  • Nwankwo has an excellent feel for working off blockers and knowing how and when to counter as the play goes on.
  • He’s quick to react and locate the ball, and Nwankwo shows enough speed to succeed in backside pursuit. He plays with excellent balance and a strong, flexible core, rarely ending up on the ground.
  • Nwankwo is strong enough in the lower body to hold up at the point of attack, and he displays a good feel as a grappler in the phone booth, consistently getting blockers off-balance before sending them to the ground.
  • Combines excellent power with initial quickness, but one of his best attributes are his violent hands, which he uses with impressive precision.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Nwankwo also shows some stiffness when trying to bend the edge, often getting pushed past the pocket — Nwankwo seems more comfortable countering back inside.
  • His pass rush moves need refinement, and he doesn’t have a lot of range in coverage.
  • Nwankwo lacks elite traits in the pass rush and will need to develop a counter move.
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