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Chargers (Senior Bowl)
Victor Adenyanju played defensive end for the Indiana Hoosiers but, make no mistake, his DE days would be coming to an end if he is drafted by the Cleveland Browns. The Browns worked out the player, who had 6.5 sacks his senior year, several weeks ago and have a good reason to be interested in this Chicago native, who spent several years in Nigeria during his youth.
Adeyanju is a prime example of an "undersized" defensive end who could make a transition to outside linebacker in Romeo Crennel's 3-4 defensive scheme. He was even smaller when he started at Indiana, tipping the scales at only 210 pounds. Through a strong work ethic which displayed itself in the weight room, Adeyanju finished his playing career over fifty pounds heavier, while retaining his speed. During post-season workouts, he posted a 4.6 forty and ran a 4.41 short shuttle.
It is this combination of size and speed which would make Adeyanju an excellent candidate for conversion to a disruptive outside linebacker with the Browns. At the same time, the Browns would need to be patient with Adeyanju as he makes the conversion and refines his skills. While he wouldn't be an immediate impact starter, it possibly wouldn't be long before Browns fans were very happy with picking up this relatively unheralded player.
OBR LINKS FOR VICTOR ADEYANJU
- Victor Adeyanju Interview, Part 1
- Victor Adeyanju Interview, Part 2
- Senior Bowl Practice Report
- Scouting Report