Linebacker Kenneth Olugbode
Unlike Awuzie, Olugbode has a long road ahead of him as he fights to be drafted. His 2015 season was cut short due to a leg injury. It was a good year for Olugbode before the injury where he had 65 total tackles and one sack.
His 2014 season was great, with 74 total tackles, but everything else was less than his 2015 season. For his career he has managed 158 tackles 6.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks. Nine of those tackles, two tackles for a loss and a sack have come in the two games so far this season.
Olugbode is more of a coverage linebacker, and has played really well in coverage over his career. With the way the NFL is going, coverage linebackers value is tough to figure out and varies team to team. A team who runs a traditional 4-3 defense likely will have the most interest in Olugbode as a weakside linebacker.
He can blitz and create pressure, but that isn’t what his college career has been built on. It has been coverage, and in fact, there have been times where Olugbode has looked more like a safety playing linebacker on the field and not an actual linebacker.
His value should only go up, provided he stays on the field. Olugbode’s value to the Buffaloes defense can be seen each snap they take and provides pretty stable linebacker coverage. If he can keep his play up, he has a chance to be a mid/late round draft choice.
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