2018 Senior Bowl Preview: North Defense | Cover32
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By RYAN DUNBAR

The Senior Bowl week has begun, the final time for these prospects to duke it out on the field before the draft. A lot of hope for these players rests not only in their performance in the game and during the week in practice, but also off the field in the interview portion. To help get ready for the week, I am doing a rundown of every player who is going to be in Mobile, Alabama. The players I am showcasing in these next 4 articles are based on the official rosters as of January 19, 2018. This article will be about the defense for the North team. The game is on January 27, 2018.

EDGE Defenders:

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (Oklahoma): Oklahoma’s undersized star edge defender, the 6’1”, 240-pound Okoronkwo has a lot to love. Okoronkwo wins with his first step and athleticism, allowing him to bend around the edge easily. He has a great motor and does the dirty work in the run game. Because of his size and athleticism, combined with his ability to play well in space and drop back into coverage, many teams will want to move Okoronkwo into an off-ball linebacker role. Wherever he plays, Okoronkwo will work his hardest and provide instant leadership in the locker room. I wouldn’t be surprised of Okoronkwo goes...



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