Ikem Ekwonu
Offensive Tackle from NC State 2021 Draft Profile
Ikem Ekwonu
Height
6-4
Weight
325 lbs
College
NC State
Position
OT
Class
Junior
Home town
Charlotte NC
90/100
Player Rating
2
PositionRank
4.92
FortyYD Time

Ikem Ekwonu OT NC State Draft Profile

Strengths
  • 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.
  • Awareness is above-average for his limited experience. Sells trap block and can turn to seal. Fluid getting to and adjust at the second level.
  • Has a naturally wide base, thickly build and good length. Long legs to cover a lot of ground with his initial kick slide. Has the quickness to set up quickly with enough lateral shuffle to mirror and mobility to get to the second level.
  • Good natural athleticism, knee bend and fluid lateral movement to mirror college defensive ends.
  • Adequate foot quickness to remain outside. Can get to the second level with surprising agility when adjusting to moving defenders. Underrated athleticism, agility, balance, and even straight-line speed to contribute.
Weaknesses
  • Loses leverage battles and plays with high pad level. Can be late off the snap.
  • Needs to prove his worth in a straight-ahead running game.
  • 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.
  • Attacks when necessary, though he won't consistently dominate and can lose balance overextending.

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