2017 NFL Draft

Kenny Okoro, CB

School: Wake Forest  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 195 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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04/17/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: 124 FBS PROGRAMS, 124 POSSIBLE UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS: WAKE FOREST: CB Kenny Okoro (6-0, 195, 4.58)...Okoro struggles to get off blocks and isn't the most reliable run defender, but he gets his hands on the ball downfield. In his college career, he had 38 passes defended and eight interceptions. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

10/25/2012 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: This unit has carried the Deacons in the last couple of games and it has had to do so well because it was put in some tough situations. The defensive front has been helped by the return of NG Nikita Whitlock from an ankle injury and there's more depth at the position because his absence forced others into more playing time. Clemson's skill players will test Wake Forest's secondary, which has undergone some personnel fluctuations in recent weeks. - The Sports Xchange

06/25/2012 - Top-five Wake Forest prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 1. CB Kenny Okoro (6-0, 190)...Entering his fourth year as a starter, Okoro is one of the defensive leaders for the Demon Deacons and one of the more underrated players in the ACC. The son of Nigerian immigrants, Kenny, whose real name is Chibuikem, has been recognized by his coaches for his intelligence on and off the field. Okoro was lightly recruited out of high school, choosing Wake Forest over Georgia Tech, Duke and Marshall. After redshirting in 2008, he earned his way into the starting line-up as a freshman in 2009, starting the final eight games and earning Freshman All-American honors. Okoro started eight games again as a sophomore and set a career-best with 39 tackles and two interceptions. He started all 13 games in 2011 as a junior, recording 38 tackles, nine pass break-ups and one interception. Okoro has good size and length for the position, doing a nice job with his body positioning and awareness to make plays on the ball. He needs to clean up his footwork and stay balanced in his drops, but his defensive smarts and anticipation will earn him a shot at the next level. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com


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