Kenechi Udeze: TFY Draft Preview Analysis

As one of the top pass rushers in college last year, Kenechi Udeze obviously has tremendous talent. Find out what TFY Draft Preview thinks of his positives and negatives.

Name: Kenechi Udeze School: USC Year: 4Jr
Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 275 40: 4.75 Pos: DE

Bio: Totaled 56/26/16.5 last season as a junior after posting 44/16/7.5, intercepting one pass and blocking a field goal as a sophomore. Moved into the starting lineup as a freshman and registered 35/9/4.

Pos: One of the nation's top pass-rushing terrors the past two seasons. Plays with balance, explosion and tough to knock off his feet. Easily stays in his angle of attack, rushes the edge with speed and discards blockers on his way to the ball carrier. Makes plays in every direction with the ability to drop off the line and play in space. Plays hard even if the outcome of a game has already been determined.

Neg: Not always quick locating the ball and lacks the top instincts off the line. Engulfed by big, mammoth offensive tackles.

Analysis: A rare specimen with a tremendous combination of speed, explosion and natural strength, Udeze is poised to be a very early selection in April's draft. His production and propensity to make plays in the opponent's backfield will make a sought-after commodity early in the draft's first round

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