NAME: Chuma Edoga
JERSEY: No. 70
RECRUITMENT RATING: 4-star
WT: 295 lbs
PROS: Explosive mover who is well-equipped to play in space. Particularly covers impressive ground on wide zone concepts and pulls, though pulls are rare. Kick-slide covers significant ground. Is particularly fleet-footed in pass sets, impressing in mirror drill instances in which opposing rushers have a two-way go. Is long and understands how to maximize length to steer rushers around the EDGE track. Punch can arrive with fire and he has the strength to bench press with leverage from either one or two hands, but often resorts to using hands to screen, not to displace. Stays active late into pass rush reps; has great recovery athleticism.
Takes decent angles on zone climbs and generates rolling power from hips to displace linebackers, making contact with impressive frequency. Very active blocker who takes on all responsibilities, even secondary backside blocks, with gusto.
CONS: Herky-jerky in his kick-slide and guilty of playing wildly out of control. Throws punches early and can be caught leaning; especially susceptible to inside spin move. Throws weight off his post foot and doesn’t keep his base tethered to the ground, restricting ability to frame rushers/punch on any given moment. Will false step out of two-point stance, but not consistently in one direction or against one alignment; it’s just all messy right now. Improved post foot discipline a must. Could improve ability to locate hands, often landing high. Currently a little light for NFL standards (sub-300 lbs).
– Benjamin Solak