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Edmund Kugbila, OG

School: Valdosta State  |  Conference: GSC
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 317 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
272157-FA

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.213.071.8323 22 1/58'9"4.657.72
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Wide frame with one of the largest wingspans in the draft to swallow defenders. ... smooth lateral shuffle and flashes the mobility to get to the second level and out on the perimeter. ... extends and strikes with heavy hands to latch and redirect defenders. ... stout anchor and tough to move from his spot. ... has developed both physically and mentally, showing a strong aptitude for the game. ... starting experience at both RG, RT (22 RG, 10 RT). ... leader on team's 2012 National Title run.

WEAKNESSES: Disproportioned frame with some bad weight on his body. ... will overextend and get caught lunging. ... streaky upper and lower body technique. ... bad habit of stopping his feet, struggling to reset. ... allows blockers into his chest and needs to consistently keep rushers at bay and show same effort on each play. ... needs to improve his patience, vision and eye discipline. ... too passive at times, needs to develop a more nasty temperament. ... lacks ideal experience against top competition.

Player Overview

Kugbila is the first player drafted from Valdosta State since 1997. He was invited to the Scouting Combine and then ran an impressive 5.13-second 40-yard dash at his March 18 pro day.

He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers, who were one of the teams to work him out before the draft.

Kugbila played in all 10 games as a reserve in 2009 before taking over a starting job the following season. He went on to start 34 games over his final three seasons, and left Valdosta State in January to focus on preparing for the draft. He didn't allow a single sack as a senior.

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03/29/2013 - 2013 Valdosta State Pro Day: Edmund Kugbila vying to be Valdosta State's first draft pick since 1997...Representatives from 19 NFL teams gathered at Valdosta State's pro day on March 18, where seven Blazers players and five others from smaller area colleges worked out outdoors on FieldTurf. Edmund Kugbila, G (6-foot-4 3/8, 319 pounds) - Kugbila - who was at the NFL Scouting Combine - ran the 40-yard dash in 5.13 and 5.20 seconds. He had a 26 1/2-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-8 broad jump. He kept his short shuttle and three-cone drill times from the combine.

New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia put Kugbila through his pro day workout. Kugbila also had a workout with the Carolina Panthers. He has visits scheduled with the Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs. Kugbila was born in Ghana and lived there until he was 10 years old. The last player drafted out of Valdosta State was linebacker Artie Ulmer, who was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 1997 NFL Draft. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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