Chidobe Awuzie: 2017 NFL Draft Prospect

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Chidobe Awuzie

Chidobe Awuzie is a late comer to the NFL Draft Board. Read which NFL mock draft has him going the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.

College: Colorado #4Colorado Buffs

Position: Cornerback

Height: 6-0

Weight: 202

40 Time: 4.43

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Notes

  • Second-team All-Pac 12, 2015.
  • Second-team All-Pac 12, 20l15.
  • Played basketball and competed in track and field in high school.

NFL Draft Board Breakdown

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Chidobe Awuzie benefitted from the injury that struck Sidney Jones. An unfortunate, and avoidable tragedy.  As new 2017 NFL mock drafts start to flow into the NFL Draft Board, new names and cornerbacks will replace Sidney Jones.

Chidobe Awuzie’s first appearance on the NFL Draft Board came on NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah’s mock draft 3.0.

Other mock drafts will start filtering up a name to replace Sidney Jones. The question is, does Chidobe Awuzie’s name replace it enough to gain some momentum into the 2017 NFL draft. Or, is Awuzie a temporary placeholder until mock drafts settle on another name.

Chidobe Awuzie’s 2017 NFL Draft Outlook

There is no doubt that Awuzie benefitted from Sidney Jones’s injury. However, there are still quite a few names on the NFL Draft Board ahead of Chidobe Awuzie for teams to choose from before getting to Awuzie’s name. Right now, about a third of picks would have to be cornerback before they would get to Awuzie’s name.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Daniel Jeremiah’s mock draft didn’t ease Chidobe Awuzie into the first round, Jeremiah set Awuzie all the up to pick number 19, going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

According to Fox Sports, all the way back in January, well before free agency, cornerback was the third priority for for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers needs in the 2017 draft and free agency. The full list for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers listed a number two wide receiver as one, a running back two, and then a cornerback or safety.

Although, it is still early in free agency, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took care of the 2017 season wide receiver position by signing DeSean Jackson.

The two signings that really hurt Chidobe Awuzie’s chances of being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were Dallas Safety J.J. Wilcox and resigning the Buccaneers own Chris Conte.

That leaves running back as a top priority for the Buccaneers’ 2017 NFL draft.Buccaneers 0317

As of this writing, it still looks like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will draft a running back. Dalvin Cook is the most popular choices on the NFL Draft Board at this time for being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2017 NFL draft.

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