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RB, Chris Ogbonnaya, Texas

RB, Chris Ogbonnaya, Texas

At A Glance
Position 1: running back Height: 6-0
Position 2:  Weight:  220
Class:  Senior Age:  
Projected Round:  7th  40time:  4.64
Combine/Proday Results
Bench Reps:  19 Vertical:  35
20yd Split:  2.65 Broad Jump:  9' 3"
10yd Split:  1.49 20yd Shuttle:  4.29
3 Cone Drill:  6.85  

Pros:   Passes the eyeball test. Patient, one-cut runner who can attack the hole when it is there. Some wiggle in open space for a big back.

Cons:  Bit of a 'tweener. Lacks the bulk for fullback, the all-around skills to be more than a secondary running back and the straight-line speed to move back to wide receiver.

Styg's Broncos Fit:  Might be a Steal of the Draft-type of prospect, similar to Hillis last year. Chris was buried by the depth chart at Texas, but when he got his chance, he took full advantage of it. He is a top-level receiver out of the backfield, and a willing and capable blocker when he stays in. Very patient, with good vision, and an excellent first step in the cut., and just enough movement at the second level to buy the room he needs to fall forward. Not a master of any specific aspect of the backfield, he could well be picked up as a special-teamer, and given the role he has occupied much of his career, and capitalized on: waiting for his chance.

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From Windy City Gridiron:

Huge Texas fan, so I’d obviously love to see any Horns on my Bears. Ogbonnaya is interesting….at times he flashes brilliance and at others he looks very average. He couldn’t really seperate himself from NCAA linebackers, so he’s gonna really struggle at the NFL with that. He’s powerful but definitely needs to bulk up some more if he wants to say some wood.



Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  • One of the better stories in college football, Ogbonnaya finally got his chance to shine after Jamaal Charles declared for the 2008 draft. He entered his senior season having carried the ball only 66 times in three years and switching from tailback to receiver and back multiple times.

    In Texas' Colt McCoy-driven offense (the quarterback was the leading passer and rusher), Ogbonnaya only managed 73 rushes for 373 yards and four scores n 2008, but his 46 catches for 540 yards and three touchdowns also caught scouts' eyes. His play on coverage units also makes him a draftable prospect.  [see more...]