Obi Melifonwu

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Obi Melifonwu

Vitals:

Position: Free Safety

College: Connecticut

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 219

Awards:

  • First Team All-American Athletic Conference

NFL Draft Board Analysis:

Highest pick on the NFL Draft Board:

Obi Melifonwu only appears once on the NFL Draft Board. Lance Zierlein’s mock NFL draft has Melifonwu going to the Seattle Seahawks with pick #26.

Consensus pick on the NFL Draft Board:

There is no consensus on the NFL Draft Board for Obi Melifonwu to be drafted by a particular NFL team.

Consensus ranking on the NFL Draft Board by Position:

Obi Melifonwu is the second free safety to appear on the NFL Draft Board behind Malik Hooker. Malik Hooker is a consensus pick on the NFL Draft Board to be drafted by the LA Chargers in 7/10 NFL mock drafts. If Hooker gets drafted by the LA Chargers, any team after picking after the Chargers that would like to pick up a quality free safety might have to look to Melifonwu. So although Melifonwu only appears twice on the NFL Draft Board there is still a good chance he could go in the first round.

Notes:

  • Tall safety, height can add some versatility to his NFL utility
  • Plenty of experience, four year starter
  • Former cornerback, can drop down to play a receiver in a nickel or dime package
  • Size and speed makes him ideal to cover a tight end or larger receiver
  • Good tackler
  • Great insurance policy for a team that has a Brandon Marshall in their division
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