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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:50 am 
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Iyiegbuniwe (pronounced ee-yay-boo-nee-way) slipped under the recruiting radar as an injury cut his senior season in high school to just four games. Then, he suffered an injury three games into his true freshman season with the Hilltoppers (he made one tackle), which resulted in his receiving a medical redshirt. The Bowling Green, Kentucky native finally played a full season in 2015, suiting up for 14 games as a reserve linebacker and special teams ace (19 tackles, one sack). That production led to a big sophomore season, as he earned honorable mention All-Conference USA recognition after starting all 14 games (64 stops, 10 for loss, 3.5 sacks, three pass break-ups). The compactly-built and quick Iyiegbuniwe decided to move on to the NFL after a junior year that saw him garner first-team all-conference accolades, leading WKU with 116 tackles and 11.5 tackles for loss.

Iyegbuniwe put together a very strong campaign this season, but some of those numbers don't look translatable on the next level without a lot more work. His speed and athletic ability in coverage are big pluses in his favor. His NFL role may have to be as a backup weak-side linebacker with some cover talent who can become a top special teams worker.

STRENGTHS

Rangy, athletic frame
Plays with good speed in pursuit
Shows early burst in his scrapes to play past climbing blockers
Actively searches to strip the football and create opportunities to flip the momentum
Finished 2017 with three forced fumbles
Very smooth in his backpedal and when driving into space
Has athletic ability to warrant consideration as a cover linebacker in subpackages
Special teams talent to cover
Finished career with 11 tackles on special teams

WEAKNESSES

Gets caught coasting too much when the play is developing away from him
Needs to keep the motor activated
Slow to balance eyes between blockers and ball-carrier
Will need to improve ability to slip blocks on the next level
Gets stuck on blocks when he gets squared up
Too accepting of his fate and needs to fight it early with a strong punch
Awareness in zone coverage can be improved

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:51 am 
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Well. Ok...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:52 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:53 am 
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Armstrong goes the pick after... do not like.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:53 am 
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Pace must see something special in him, because absolutely nobody seems to know who the fuck this is.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:54 am 
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Special teams guy? Kinda confused by this pick.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:54 am 
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I don’t get this one. Future SS? The OT from Oregon was still on the board. I don’t know.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:56 am 
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Wasted pick in my opinion. I guess Pace will pick a punter in the next round? Either that or someone to add depth to the waterboy position.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:57 am 
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No idea what to make of this pick. Love the first couple days of the draft. This one is a bit of a head scratcher for me. I don’t see where he plays.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:01 pm 
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I hope that Vic has a special plan.


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