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
23
PositionRank
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

40 time: 4.48 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 213
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Overall Rating: 71.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
63%
Run Defense:
71%
Coverage:
80%
Zone:
76%
Man/Press:
78%
DRAFT GRADE: 4th Position rank: #23
College Games: 28 College Snaps: 1691
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (75/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #136 Pos Rank: #81 State Rank: #5
College Combine Results
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