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2015 NFL DRAFT

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB

School: Oregon  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Chino Hills, CA
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 195 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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3331-2

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Competitive and alert. Possesses broad shoulders and a well-built frame, overall and is sound in run-support, traits that could make him one of the country's best all-around cornerbacks. While undersized, does not shy away from throwing his body around in run defense.

He has many of the requisite skills to survive in both press and off-man, displaying quick diagnose skills, twitchy reaction time and the athleticism to break on the ball. Ekpre-Olomu shows swivel hips, smooth footwork and explosive lower body skills to close in a hurry on the ball.

WEAKNESSES: He lacks prototype size and relies on vision, timing and hand-eye coordination rather than extraordinary speed or fluidity to shut down opponents. Can be easily tied up by blockers on the perimeter. Perhaps best suited to playing the nickel in the NFL.

--Dane Brugler/Rob Rang (9/5/14)

Player Overview

With opponents forced to try and keep up with the Ducks' high-octane offense, Oregon's defenders are often in position to make big plays - something that Ekpre-Olomu has proven quite adept at doing in earning consecutive First-Team All-Pac-12 honors the past two seasons.

He considered entering the 2014 NFL Draft before opting to return to the Ducks for another season.

Athletic, physical and instinctive, Ekpre-Olomu (full name is pronounced ee-fo eck-pray-olo-moo) is a turnover machine, registering 15 takeaways (seven interceptions, seven forced fumbles and one fumble recovery) entering the 2014 season.

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12/30/2014 - Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu injures knee, will miss playoffs...According to a report from Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin, Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered a "serious knee injury" in practice on Tuesday, which the school fears it could be a torn ACL. Comcast SportsNet's Aaron Fentress added that Ekpre-Olomu will miss the rest of the season. Ekpre-Olomu is Oregon's best cover corner, and he was one of three finalists for this year's Jim Thorpe Award, given to the best defensive back in the nation. Not having Ekpre-Olomu available for the Ducks' College Football Playoff Semifinal against Florida State in the Rose Bowl is a huge blow to the defense.

And the injury goes beyond damaging Oregon's title hopes as well. Ekpre-Olomu is projected to be a first or second round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, and was the second-ranked cornerback prospect in the draft according to NFLDraftScout.com. A torn ACL would no doubt hurt his draft stock with the unknown timetable of his recovery. If there's any good news for Ekpre-Olomu it's that, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell, he has a loss of value insurance policy worth $3 million. He could get the entire $3 million should he slip past the early third round of the draft due to the injury. The senior cornerback has 63 tackles, two interceptions, nine passes defended and a forced fumble for the Ducks in 2014. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com

 

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