Emil Ekiyor Jr.
Offensive Line from Alabama 2021 Draft Profile
Emil Ekiyor Jr.
Height
6-3
Weight
324 lbs
College
Alabama
Position
OL
Class
Junior
Home town
Indianapolis IN
85/100
Player Rating
10
PositionRank
5.25
FortyYD Time

Emil Ekiyor Jr. OL Alabama Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Has the feet to adjust when he anticipates what's coming. Effective trapping and bends at the knees with adequate core strength to absorb the bull rush. Can clear a path at the second level if he hits the target.
  • Lone concern is handling the superquick NFL edge rusher. Foot speed and quickness are very good, but not elite.
  • Attacks his man, playing with a wide base and the lateral agility to mirror, sustain and shuffle to help inside. Has the size, strength and quick feet to be effective as a position run-blocker.
  • Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet.
  • Above-average football smarts and general intelligence. Plays with a nasty streak. Solid character and work ethic.
Weaknesses
  • Needs to prove his worth in a straight-ahead running game.
  • Susceptible to speed rushers. Has only average quickness off the snap and doesn't possess the acceleration or arm length to corral defenders once they cross his face.
  • Attacks when necessary, though he won't consistently dominate and can lose balance overextending.
  • Finesse blocker with average arm length who doesn't use his hands well to win at the point of attack.
  • Stops his feet after initial contact, relying on length but allowing defender to get the corner or spin inside.

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