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Shiftyplus1
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Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
At his pro-day he ran a 4.5 40, had 19 reps on the bench, and had a 37 inch vertical. He's 6 feet tall in cleats and weighs 230 pounds. He averaged 7 yards a pop, and showed excellent quickness in the open field AND in traffic.

Did something happen off the field to scare scouts away, or did we just get reeeeeal lucky?


LSUFreek
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
His running style reminds me of Mark Ingram 2.0, so I'm curious why he dropped (out of the draft, no less) as well.


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Fun Bunch
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
The only knock on him I heard was that he was a one year wonder.

Odd knock. Lots of guys are.


t00f
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
he should have been drafted. Very odd ... Saints did well to supplement with the lack of draft picks.


yaboidarrell
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
From what I've read, he's a high character guy and Nebraska fan favorite. The only knocks I could find was he took a lot of punishing hits as a runner so durability might be a concern.


LosLobos111
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
Considering he'd be a 3rd back that's fine

I like him a lot


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jkylejohnson
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
He's tape is great. Hard to believe this guy just slipped through the cracks to us. I'm excited to see what he can do against the big boys.


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3HourTour
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
He played on a bad team.


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GMoney2600
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
Not sure how good his hands out of the backfield & pass protection are, but those could've played a factor. Those 2 potential things & being a 1 year wonder could be a part of the reason.

As far as just running the ball...he should've been drafted imo. He's competing for the #3 & #4 RB job though, so all he has to do is run the ball well. Glad to get him for free.


goatmilker
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
Watched highlight reel but he catches ok.


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CoeJ
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
His highlight tapes show him really reliable on the swing routes. An analyst I read also mentioned him being able to work out of the slot, he can catch.

Dwayne Washington shouldn't be here this year.


GMoney2600
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
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His highlight tapes show him really reliable on the swing routes. An analyst I read also mentioned him being able to work out of the slot, he can catch.


That's good news. Might have gotten a steal.

quote:

Dwayne Washington shouldn't be here this year.


Washington is a decent runner & plays special teams. Even if Ozigbo beats him out...he can still take that #4 RB spot (we might keep just 3 RB's like last year though). Only other competition is Martez Carter from Grambling.
This post was edited on 5/4 at 8:48 pm


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Odysseus32
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
Because he wasn't all that great.

He was an average college runningback in an era where runningbacks are dime a dozen.

If this was 2002 it may be a different story.

EDIT - Christ almighty it's an opinion. Would it make yall feel better if I said that I called Kamara from the jump.
This post was edited on 5/4 at 10:36 pm


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Lester Earl
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
He’s a little stiff


Jester
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
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He's 6 feet tall in cleats


Depends on the cleats.


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Melvin
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
I didn’t get that impression from his highlights. In fact I thought his lateral movement was impressive.


Carville
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
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The only knock on him I heard was that he was a one year wonder. Odd knock. Lots of guys are.

Like the top pick in the entire draft.


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Lester Earl
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
I think he has good feet but he’s kind of a 1 cut runner.


Chad504boy
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
He doesn’t have enough last names


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goatmilker
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re: Why did Ozigbo go undrafted?
quote:

but he’s kind of a 1 cut runner.


Yeah.
Yeah he is.


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