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Road to the NFL Draft: Emmanuel Ogbah

Position: Defensive end.

School: Oklahoma State.

Combine measurables: 6-foot-4, 273 pounds.

Combine stats: 40-yard dash: 4.63 seconds. Bench press: 20 reps. Vertical jump: 35.5 inches. Broad jump: 10 feet, 1 inch. 3-cone drill: 7.26 seconds. 20-yard dash: 4.5 seconds.

Career stats: 39 games, 133 tackles, 26.5 sacks, nine passes defended, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries.

Draft projection: First-second round.

Lowdown: Named a second-team All-American by USA Today, Ogbah won the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award after he finished with 12.5 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss as a junior. … Moved to the U.S. from his native Nigeria at age 9 and settled in the Houston area. … A dedicated gym rat, Ogbah has an impressive physique. He came into college undersized, but has hit the weights to add muscle mass. … Has moved around the defensive line and can play inside in a pinch. … Not the best at reading plays and doesn’t explode around the edge. … Effort tends to lack on some plays. … Did not fare well against Ole Miss’ Laremy Tunsil in the teams’ bowl game.

They said it: “While Ogbah had a terrific combine, his motor runs hot and cold on tape, which is a concern. When he decides to cut loose as a pass-rusher, he has an outstanding combination of length, quickness and power.” – ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay.

– Jay Skurski

The Buffalo News is profiling 50 prospects in 50 days leading up to the NFL Draft, which begins April 28.

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