Chidobe Awuzie – NFL Draft Player Profile
Chidobe Awuzie – Defensive Back – Colorado
DOB – MAY 21 1995
Height – 6’0″
Weight – 202 lbs
Plays the game with great technique. Anywhere from his footwork to his jams at the line of scrimmage he does it all using great technique. Plays with clean feet, allowing him to back pedal with ease, change direction with ease, and drive on the football with ease. Has shutdown some very good Wide Receivers at Colorado. His versatility may be his best friend in the NFL. Instincts and football intelligence are there. Awuzie played some Safety along with his ability to play in the slot will be huge when NFL teams evaluate him. Very good blitzer out of the slot had 7 sacks over the last two years at Colorado. Four down player, can play the boundary, the nickle, and was productive as a gunner on special teams.
Isn’t the fastest player and is on the smaller size of the height and weight scale. Doesn’t mind tackling but could improve in that department. Would expect him to be a better athlete for his size. His great instincts hurt him sometimes anticipating where a ball or quarterback will throw and guess wrong.
Position flexibility and his great instincts will allow him to be a plug and play player in the NFL. Very sticky in coverage and a physical player in coverage and in run support. Can improve his tackling technique and may want to pull the reigns back on how aggressive he uses his instincts. I see him as an instant starter for a team that isn’t already loaded with defensive backs. Trust him on the boundary and in the slot, and has the potential to find a home at safety as well. Draft Chidobe Awuzie and get him on the field.