Emil Ekiyor Jr.
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Emil Ekiyor Jr.
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Emil Ekiyor Jr. OG Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Emil Ekiyor Jr. OG Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #112 Position Rank: #23 (OL)
40 time: 5.25 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 307
Hands: 9 3/8 Arms: 33 1/2 Span: 81
Date of Birth: 01/22/2000 Age: 22.8
Overall Rating: 82.7 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th Position rank: #23
College Games: 38 College Snaps: 2038
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (85/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #3 Pos Rank: #3 State Rank: #1
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (94/100 )
Ovr Rank: #113 Pos Rank: #3
Draft Profile: Bio
Emil Ekiyor Jr. from Cathedral High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Ekiyor Jr. opted to join Alabama.

In 2018 as a freshman Ekiyor Jr. saw action in just 2 games and played a total of 9 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing sparingly.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 8 games and a total of 134 snaps. He conceded just one QB hurry, one QB hit, and no sacks while playing most of his snaps at left guard.

In 2020 as a junior Ekiyor Jr. saw action in 13 games and totaled 885 snaps. He gave up an impressive 8 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at right guard.

In 2021 as a senior Ekiyor Jr. saw action in 15 games and played a total of 1010 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He allowed a disappointing 18 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and no sacks while playing at right guard.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has average height with a narrow base out of his stance. Needs to get stronger in his lower half to anchor at the point of attack.
  • Outstanding on reach blocks, showing good initial quickness and flexibility to seal the backside. He’s a heady player who is quick to recognize and react to twists and stunts up front, and Ekiyor shows a good sense of timing on combo blocks.
  • Consistently keeps his feet sliding while maintaining power when dealing with speed, often sending speed rushers flying past the pocket
  • Above-average football smarts and general intelligence. Plays with a nasty streak. Solid character and work ethic.
  • When his hand placement is right, he has the strong grip that allows him to manhandle opponents. Ekiyor plays with a mean streak and keeps the nastiness going through the whistle.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Is a little too much of a waist bender, and Ekiyor doesn’t play with ideal power and functional strength. Most concerning - he often gets caught dropping his head, a bad habit that will have to be corrected.
  • Loses stamina and often fails to finish blocks on the second level
  • His kick slide is inconsistent, and he’ll often set too high; he’ll get pushed around by speed-to-power guys in the NFL.
  • Not physically imposing and has average overall strength. Upper body gets over his feet too often and he easily loses his balance.
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