Ifeatu Melifonwu
Ifeatu Melifonwu  CB  Syracuse | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Ifeatu Melifonwu
Height
6-3
Weight
213
College
Syracuse
Position
CB
Class
Junior
Home town
South Grafton
71.0/100
Player Rating
26
PositionRank (DB)
4.48
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
1
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
8
Tackles
55
Sol tackles
42

Ifeatu Melifonwu CB Syracuse | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Ifeatu Melifonwu CB Syracuse
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside Zone CB
Last Updated: 03/10/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.48 seconds (57%*)
Age: 24.10 DOB: 05/02/1999
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (97%*) Weight: 213 (99%*)
Forty: 4.48 (O) (57%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Outside Zone CB
Last Updated: 03/10/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.48 seconds (57%*)
Age: 24.10 DOB: 05/02/1999
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (97%*) Weight: 213 (99%*)
Forty: 4.48 (O) (57%*)
(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: 71.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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QB Rating When targeted: 83.0
Tackling:
64%
Run Defense:
72%
Coverage:
81%
Zone:
77%
Man/Press:
78%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th
Overall Rank: #114 Position rank: #26
College Games: 28 College Snaps: 1691
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 75/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #136 Pos Rank: #81 State Rank: #5
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 85 Stars 247 RATING: 85/100
Grade: 2 Stars 2 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.4 (89%)
Detroit Lions Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 3 - Pick Number: 101 (DET)

Ifeatu is the younger brother of former second-round pick Obi Melifonwu. Still, unlike his big brother, it doesn’t appear as though a transition to the safety position is going to be necessary for his NFL future. He only played 23 games at Syracuse, but he has shown off his skills, breaking up 19 passes in those 23 games, picking off three. It's impressive to see a CB 6-foot-3, 213 pounds that play with such fluidity. Despite not playing in man coverage very often, he was excellent Melifonwu left alone on an island for the Orange. Even with his size, he is quick in his ability to switch directions when a receiver makes a break in his route. He has elite ball skills. Melifonwu can quickly break on the defender, get his arm in the way of the defender, and intercept the ball. He could very easily become a very successful corner in the NFL, but if he were to switch to safety, he could be exceptional indeed.

 

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How other scouting services rate Ifeatu Melifonwu (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
162.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
34.0
*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.