Ruke Orhorhoro
Ruke Orhorhoro  DT  Clemson | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Ruke Orhorhoro
Height
6-4
Weight
294
College
Clemson
Position
DT
Class
Senior
Home town
Lagos, Nigeria
85.6/100
Player Rating
10
PositionRank (DL)
4.89
FortyYD Time
Sacks
5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
25
Sol tackles
13

Ruke Orhorhoro DT Clemson | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Ruke Orhorhoro DT Clemson
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.89 seconds (90%*)
Age: 22.6 DOB: 10/13/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (74%*) Weight: 294 (22%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (25%*) Arm: 34 (67%*) Span: 79 (40%*)
Forty: 4.89 (C) (90%*) Ten Yard: 1.67 (C) (90%*)
Vertical: 32 (C) (82%*) Broad: 116 (C) (97%*)
Bench: 29 (C) (61%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.89 seconds (90%*)
Age: 22.6 DOB: 10/13/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (74%*) Weight: 294 (22%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (25%*) Arm: 34 (67%*)
Span: 79 (40%*)
Forty: 4.89 (C) (90%*)
10 Yard: 1.67 (C) (90%*)
Vertical: 32 (C) (82%*) Broad: 116 (C) (97%*)
Bench: 29 (C) (61%*)
(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: 85.6 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
76%
Pass Rush:
71%
Run Defense:
80%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late
Overall Rank: #60 Position rank: #10
College Games: 52 College Snaps: 1482
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87 Stars 247 RATING: 87/100
Ovr Rank: #46
College Combine Results
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Levi Onwuzurike - Washington
74%
DeMarvin Leal - Texas A&M
72%
Travis Jones - Connecticut
70%
Draft Profile: Bio
Originally from Nigeria, Ruke Orhorhoro moved to the United States at age nine and initially excelled in basketball before switching to football in his junior year of high school. A latecomer to the sport, he quickly caught the attention of college scouts with his athleticism and potential. Orhorhoro committed to Clemson, where he made significant strides, becoming a key contributor by his sophomore year. In three seasons at Clemson, he tallied 84 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, and nine pass deflections, earning third-team All-ACC recognition in 2022 and 2023. Despite his relative inexperience, Orhorhoro's rapid improvement and high ceiling have made him a top prospect.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Well-built with great functional strength and quickness, enabling consistent disruption on the defensive line.
  • Displays a dynamic first step, crucial for penetration and creating chaos in opposing offenses.
  • Exceptional motor and passion for the game, coupled with a high ceiling due to limited football experience.
  • Alignment versatility, capable of effective play across multiple defensive positions from 0-tech to 5-tech.
  • Powerful at the point of attack, with the ability to reset the line of scrimmage against the run.
  • Effective in utilizing wingspan and strength to close running lanes and disengage from blockers.
  • Shows potential in pass rush with a variety of techniques, including ability to flatten from wider angles.
  • Quickness to cross faces of offensive linemen, showcasing explosiveness and strength in zone run schemes.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Lacks a consistent pass rush move repertoire beyond the bull rush, highlighting a need for expanded technique.
  • Can improve on hand technique and placement to more consistently shed blocks and disrupt plays.
  • Inconsistent pad level, occasionally rising too high off the snap, which could complicate engagements with blockers.
  • Despite strong play against the run, needs to develop a more reliable approach against double teams and complex offensive schemes.
  • While possessing good functional strength, further technique consistency is needed to maximize impact in both run defense and pass rush.
Scouting Report: Summary
Despite starting football later than most of his peers, Orhorhoro has showcased the athleticism, strength, and versatility that make him an intriguing prospect for the NFL. His draft projection as a Day 2 pick underscores the potential teams see in his ability to transition his game to the professional level.

Orhorhoro's strengths, such as his explosive first step, versatility across the defensive line, and improving technique against the run, suggest he can be an immediate contributor in the NFL. His rapid development trajectory at Clemson points to a high ceiling in the professional ranks, with room for further growth in pass-rushing technique and consistency. As Orhorhoro continues to refine his skills and adapt to the speed of the NFL, his potential to evolve into a standout defensive lineman is apparent. His work ethic and ability to quickly learn the game hint at a successful adaptation to the complexities of NFL offenses.

The biggest challenge for Orhorhoro at the next level will be translating his raw physical tools into consistent production against more skilled offensive linemen. Improving his hand technique and developing a broader array of pass-rush moves will be crucial for him to unlock his full potential. Given his track record of rapid improvement and adaptability, there's optimism that Orhorhoro will make the necessary strides.

Ruke Orhorhoro percentiles vs other Defensive Tackles (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

Update - 04/21/2024
Had it not been for Fiske's outstanding performance, Orhorhoro would have been the talk of the town for his impressive combine metrics. He was a close second in the broad jump, reaching 9 feet 8 inches, and also recorded the second quickest 10-yard split among defensive linemen. Additionally, Orhorhoro's 40-yard dash time of 4.89 seconds and a vertical jump of 32 inches both placed him fourth in his category.

How other scouting services rate Ruke Orhorhoro (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
65.1
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
17.0
*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.