Richard Jibunor
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Richard Jibunor
Height
6-1
Weight
234
College
Troy
Position
OLB/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Delta State, Nigeria
72.0
Player Rating
39
PositionRank (LB)
4.47
FortyYD Time
Sacks
10
Fumbles Forced
3
Tackles
59
Sol tackles
33

Richard Jibunor OLB/EDGE Troy | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Richard Jibunor OLB/EDGE Troy
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: EDGE OLB
Last Updated: 01/22/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.47 seconds (96%*)
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-1 (31%*) Weight: 234 (31%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (63%*) Arm: 33 7/8 (90%*) Span: 82 (96%*)
Forty: 4.47 (O) (96%*) Shuttle: 4.96 (HS) (1%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (HS) (51%*)
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(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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PLAY STYLE: EDGE OLB
Last Updated: 01/22/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.47 seconds (96%*)
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-1 (31%*) Weight: 234 (31%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (63%*) Arm: 33 7/8 (90%*)
Span: 82 (96%*)
Forty: 4.47 (O) (96%*) Shuttle: 4.96 (HS) (1%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (HS) (51%*)
(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: 72.0 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
79%
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Tackling:
73%
Pass Rush:
78%
Run Defense:
75%
Coverage:
66%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #358 Position rank: #39
College Games: 54 College Snaps: 2102
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #197 Pos Rank: #35 State Rank: #50
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 90 Stars 247 RATING: 90/100
Ovr Rank: #309 Pos Rank: #13
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Kyron Johnson - Kansas
72%
Carson Wells - Colorado
68%
Andre Mintze - Vanderbilt
59%
Draft Profile: Bio
Richard Jibunor from Athens Christian High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Jibunor joined Auburn after being heavily recruited.

In 2018 as a freshman Jibunor saw action in 5 games and played a total of 53 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded just 5 tackles, no assists, while adding 6 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 8 total pressures, which included 3 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the season.

After season's end Jibunor transferred to Troy where as a sophomore for the Trojans in 2020 Jibunor played 11 games and took part in 443 snaps for the Trojans. He recorded 18 tackles, 10 assists, while adding 15 stops. In coverage Jibunor made no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 64.6. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 31 total pressures, and 22 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 5 sacks during the year.

In 2021 as a junior Jibunor played in 11 games and contributed on 410 snaps. He recorded 25 tackles, 8 assists while making 21 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 35 total pressures, which included 23 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and an excellent 8 sacks on the year.

In 2022 as a senior Jibunor logged playing time in 13 games and logged a total of 565 snaps for the Trojans. He also added 18 tackles, 8 assists, and 22 stops. While in coverage Jibunor made no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 91.1. As a pass rusher, he tallied 29 total pressures, which included 15 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and an excellent 10 sacks on the season.

In 2023 as a fifth year senior Jibunor logged playing time in 13 games and logged a total of 583 snaps for the Trojans. He also added 35 tackles, 11 assists, and 34 stops. While in coverage Jibunor made no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 88.7. As a pass rusher, he tallied 32 total pressures, which included 19 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and an excellent 9 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has very good playing speed and is fast in pursuit, chasing down the action with a closing burst. Coordinated and looks natural in space.
  • A dynamic edge rusher, Carraway has NFL-caliber quickness and speed. Jibunor gets off the snap quickly and has the flexibility to bend the edge and the pure speed to close on the quarterback.
  • Accelerates rapidly and has a great feel for angles. Jibunor isn’t huge, but Jibunor packs a pop.
  • He’s a natural in coverage, with the movement skills of a defensive back in man coverage against tight ends.
  • Can attack the edge with speed and has the flexibility to dip low and under the tackle's reach.
  • Ferocious against the run and very good in coverage, is extremely versatile. Despite his build, he holds up well in traffic and makes a lot of plays by engaging a block, shedding, and pursuing.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Lacks functional strength in the pass rush, struggling to disengage and too easily pushed past the pocket.
  • While Jibunor moves well laterally, he doesn’t always get there in pursuit.
  • Lacks fluidity to hold up in space or drop in coverage. Washed out and caught in traffic in the middle of the field.

Richard Jibunor percentiles vs other Outside Linebacker's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Richard Jibunor (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
324.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
37.0
*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.