Kansas State edge rusher Felix Anudike-Uzomah is one of the top prospects, regardless of position, as the college football season progresses and we look ahead to the 2023 NFL Draft. Anudike-Uzomah exploded onto the Big 12 season last season when he amassed 14.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and six forced fumbles -- the last of which tied a single-season school record. He's expected to have another huge campaign in 2022, as the media has hailed him as the conference's preseason defensive player of the year.
Below is a comprehensive draft profile for Anudike-Uzomah, including his high school and college accolades, scouting report and prospect outlook for one of the best players in college football.
Note: This profile will be updated as more information becomes available.
- Age: 20
- Year: Junior
- Height: 6-4
- Weight: 255
- Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
- Interesting fact: Ranks second in FBS in forced fumbles per game (0.33) and third in sacks per game (0.67) entering 2022 season
Position: No. 3 EDGE | Overall: No. 21
High school: Lee's Summit (Lee's Summit, Missouri)
Composite Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (0.8105)
- National: 2421 | WDE: 114 | Missouri: 42
High school accolades: First team All-State (Missouri Football Coaches Association and Missouri state media), second-team All-State as junior (MFCA), three-time All-District (MFCA)
- 2021: Third-team All-American (Phil Steele)
- 2021: Big 12 Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year (Coaches)
- 2021: First-team All-Big 12 (Coaches, Associated Press)
- 2021: Tied for FBS lead in forced fumbles per game (0.46)
- 2021: Six forced fumbles tied school record
- 2021: Second-most sacks (11.0) among FBS sophomores
- 2021 (vs. TCU): Tied school record for sacks in a game (4.0)
Initial scouting report
"Anudike-Uzomah is a sound, consistent performer. He plays with balance and patience. The Missouri native shows average speed to power and needs to develop more counter moves. He fires off the snap and is relentless in pursuit of the ball carrier. Anudike-Uzomah has good size and top end speed for the position." -- CBS Sports NFL Draft analyst Josh Edwards