Emil Ekiyor Jr.
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Emil Ekiyor Jr.
Height
6-2
Weight
314
College
Alabama
Position
OG
Class
Senior
Home town
Indianapolis, IN
81.4/100
Player Rating
20
PositionRank (OL)
5.25
FortyYD Time

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

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

SUB-POSITION: Right Guard
Last Updated: 04/20/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.25 seconds (63%*)
Age: 24.2 DOB: 01/22/2000
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-2 (11%*) Weight: 314 (48%*)
Hands: 9 1/2 (27%*) Arm: 33 7/8 (64%*) Span: 82 5/8 (96%*)
Forty: 5.25 (O) (63%*)
Bench: 23 (C) (31%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: Right Guard
Last Updated: 04/20/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.25 seconds (63%*)
Age: 24.2 DOB: 01/22/2000
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-2 (11%*) Weight: 314 (48%*)
Hands: 9 1/2 (27%*) Arm: 33 7/8 (64%*)
Span: 82 5/8 (96%*)
Forty: 5.25 (O) (63%*)
Bench: 23 (C) (31%*)
(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: 81.4 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
75%
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Pass Blocking:
80%
Run Blocking:
71%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #150 Position rank: #20
College Games: 50 College Snaps: 2690
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 85/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #3 Pos Rank: #3 State Rank: #1
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 94 Stars 247 RATING: 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 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 an unipressive 18 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and no sacks while playing at right guard.

In 2022 as a fifth year senior Ekiyor Jr. saw action in 12 games and played a total of 652 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He allowed 6 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at right guard.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • His kick slide is inconsistent, and he’ll often set too high
  • Not physically imposing and has average overall strength. Upper body gets over his feet too often and he easily loses his balance.

Emil Ekiyor Jr. percentiles vs other Offensive Guards (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Emil Ekiyor Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
111.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
28.0
*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.