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Dynasty & Redraft: Devine Ozigbo, RB Nebraska

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Haven't really gone through the RB's yet, but 2 minutes watching him I say he's a laterally quick Jay Ajayi.  Not a bad first impression I'd say.  

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The Draft Network's Joe Marino writes that Nebraska RB Devine Ozigbo impressed during practice on Wednesday ahead of the East-West Shrine Game.

As Marino notes, events like this aren't necessarily made for prospects like Ozigbo (6'0/235) who are more likely to run through tackles than breaking ankles. Even still, the former Cornhusker has impressed in practices. "Ozigbo is an extremely smooth mover with good feet and body control as a runner," writes Marino. "He catches the ball cleanly and even won on a wheel route down the field in team drills today." Someone looking for a third-down back that can move the chains as a short-yardage back will do well to look Ozigbo's way.

Source: The Draft Network 

Jan 16 - 7:07 PM

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First I heard of him was when one of the draft network guys listed him at #10. So I looked at his highlights. I can't figure out why he'd not highly rated. If I had to choose a  RB out of this group right now it would be him. Now he's getting rave reviews at the shrine practices. His combine should elevate him more. His frame is built for the NFL and he's got speed at 230. He's mini Jamal Lewis. Only issue is lack of carries over his 4 years but that's actually a good thing.

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I cant recall where I heard about him.but I really liked what I saw/read (cant recall if it was a TV story or an article. probably an article since I dont watch much of any espn). 

To be honest, I forgot about him. Could be a fast riser. thanks for posting

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1 hour ago, lod001 said:

First I heard of him was when one of the draft network guys listed him at #10. So I looked at his highlights. I can't figure out why he'd not highly rated. If I had to choose a  RB out of this group right now it would be him. Now he's getting rave reviews at the shrine practices. His combine should elevate him more. His frame is built for the NFL and he's got speed at 230. He's mini Jamal Lewis. Only issue is lack of carries over his 4 years but that's actually a good thing.

To be fair, he was pretty mediocre prior to Frost’s arrival. 

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Devine Ozigbo - RB -  Cornhuskers

The Draft Network's Kyle Crabbs called Nebraska RB Devine Ozigbo the best prospect he saw during East-West Shrine Game practices this week.

Crabbs notes that Ozigbo showed up measuring in at 219 pounds, a sharp shave off his listed 2018 weight of 230 pounds (Crabbs hears he was playing around 222 pounds during the season). Wrote the analyst, "Ozigbo carries his weight extremely well and showcases a thick lower half, which allows him to generate power in the pile and at first contact." He relays that after a quiet start in St. Petersburg, Ozigbo has showcased "burst, cuts and receiving chops" during the practice week. The Draft Network views him as the eighth-best running back prospect for the spring.

Source: The Draft Network 

Jan 17 - 4:55 PM

 

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Nebraska RB Devine Ozigbo did not receive an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine.

This one counts as a snub in our book, as Ozigbo has intrigue as a Day 3 sleeper. The 6-foot, 219-pounder was a standout performer at the East-West Shrine Game last month, showing out with an array of nice moves and cuts while measuring in considerably more svelte than his listed 2018 weight of 230 pounds. Ozigbo will still have a chance to impress in testing at Nebraska's pro day on March 7, but he deserved a shot on the national combine stage.

Source: Matt Miller on Twitter 

Feb 7 - 4:15 PM

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338 prospects invited to the combine and Ozigbo doesn’t get a sniff?  It just keeps getting harder and harder to take the NFL seriously these days.  13 carries a game at 7.0 ypc in the Big 10, 2 catches a game, 6’ and  235 lbs and he’s not a serious candidate of interest for NFL teams?

 

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5 hours ago, Bronco Billy said:

338 prospects invited to the combine and Ozigbo doesn’t get a sniff?  It just keeps getting harder and harder to take the NFL seriously these days.  13 carries a game at 7.0 ypc in the Big 10, 2 catches a game, 6’ and  235 lbs and he’s not a serious candidate of interest for NFL teams?

 

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The list of snubs this year is fairly egregious. I’m not sure what knuckle grinder is putting it together but there is zero need to leave these kinds of players out. They left out Penny Hart, Wes Hills, Darwin Thompson, Olamide Zaccheaus and Anthony Ratliff-Williams... it boggles the mind. Then people wonder why the Pats still are able to hold an advantage over the league in 2019. How can teams find this acceptable?

Oh and they also invited multiple injured players who already can’t participate like Bryce Love.

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On 1/17/2019 at 8:21 AM, Bojang0301 said:

To be fair, he was pretty mediocre prior to Frost’s arrival. 

Mike Riley and staff were not good at their jobs.

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5 hours ago, Bojang0301 said:

The list of snubs this year is fairly egregious. I’m not sure what knuckle grinder is putting it together but there is zero need to leave these kinds of players out. They left out Penny Hart, Wes Hills, Darwin Thompson, Olamide Zaccheaus and Anthony Ratliff-Williams... it boggles the mind. Then people wonder why the Pats still are able to hold an advantage over the league in 2019. How can teams find this acceptable?

Oh and they also invited multiple injured players who already can’t participate like Bryce Love.

You have no idea how much my heart sank when these 2 didn't get invites.  

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If these jabronies need the combine to determine if Ozigbo is NFL material, they need fired. It should not affect his draft position much. What it does mean is that he won't go to some ham & egger organization that drafts bums like Tavon Austin in the 1st round....at pick 8 :lmao: . It does mean he will have to work harder than the RBs on the team drafted ahead of him if any are.

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14 hours ago, lod001 said:

If these jabronies need the combine to determine if Ozigbo is NFL material, they need fired. It should not affect his draft position much. What it does mean is that he won't go to some ham & egger organization that drafts bums like Tavon Austin in the 1st round....at pick 8 :lmao: . It does mean he will have to work harder than the RBs on the team drafted ahead of him if any are.

As much as you should be correct, combine attendance is important to these half wits. Philip Lindsay went undrafted last year despite running a 4.3 at his pro day with several years of high level production. I get that we as fantasy players only focus on postitional players but I really don’t understand how bad the NFL’s process is still. Not all 32 teams are going to go watch Georgia State’s pro day for Penny Hart and he was at the Senior Bowl. I don’t even consider some of the guys I mentioned “fringe”, they flat out belong and I don’t understand why they won’t be in attendance.

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51 minutes ago, IHEARTFF said:

The nfl is insanely inefficient still. A lot of the owners and teams don’t seem to care, either. 

 

Saavy teams probably don’t mind some of these kinds of guys staying under the radar.  

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