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2016 Mock Drafts: Emmanuel Ogbah To The Redskins?


In his most recent mock draft, SB Nation's Dan Kadar has the Redskins taking explosive pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah of Oklahoma State. He totaled 28 sacks in three seasons.

Named the co-Defensive Player of the Year for the Big 12 Conference in 2015, Emmanuel Ogbah was one of the most productive defensive players in the country last year.

Now he's one of the most talented players in the 2016 NFL Draft class, and SB Nation's Dan Kadar believes the Redskins will take a chance on him with the 21st overall pick.

"Last week's pick for Washington – Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen – announced he's returning for his senior season. With Allen no longer an option, there would be nothing wrong with picking up Ogbah. He's a high-effort end who uses aggression and foot quickness to beat tackles and get to the quarterback," Kadar writes.

Ogbah had the second most sacks in the Football Bowl Series (FBS) during the 2015 season, as his 13 sacks trailed only Penn State's Carl Nassib's 15.5 for most in the country.

The 6-foot-4, 275 pounder got off to a hot start, as he tallied 7.5 sacks in Oklahoma State's first six games including two on Sept. 26 in a victory over the University of Texas.

Ogbah recorded at least a half-sack in all but two of the Cowboys' games.

In total, the 22-year old finished the season with 64 tackles (17.5 for loss) along with four passes defensed and three fumbles forced.

During a breakout sophomore campaign in 2014, Ogbah was selected as a first-team All-Big 12 member and was the first Oklahoma State player in school history to win Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year honors.

He set a school record for tackles for loss (5.5) and a personal best in total tackles (10) on Oct. 11, 2014, in the Cowboys' 27-20 victory over Kansas University.

As a freshman in 2013, Ogbah appeared in 13 games and led the team in sacks with four.

The Houston native -- who was born in Nigeria -- picked Oklahoma State's offer over nine others coming out of high school.

He was a three-star recruit.

Ogbah's draft profile states that he has a "thick, powerful frame with broad shoulders" that is "able to absorb contact and play through it."

"Tough for linemen to redirect and is too much for tight ends one­-on-­one against the run. Some of the most power hand slaps you will find in college football. Able to brush away a weak punch with ease. At times, flashes unusual ability to trim the edge with power over speed. Uses power and a late rip move to win around corner. Plus speed­-to-­power rusher who created instant bull rush movement. Has power to win at the point of attack and capture the neutral zone while posting consistent production. Has posted a full sack or more in 16 of his last 21 games and finished 2015 with 17.5 tackles for losses. Has played both end positions, bumped inside and plays with a hand up and down."'s Lance Zierlein believes Ogbah is a lot like Carolina Panthers veteran defensive end Charles Johnson.

Three times during his NFL career Johnson has recorded double-digit sack totals.




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