Grind Time: Episode III - Notre Dame DE Julian Okwara

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The Draft Network's Kyle Crabbs hosts his weekly episode of #GrindTime, where he breaks down a 2020 NFL Draft prospect courtesy of Youtube cut-ups. This week's spotlight belongs to Notre Dame DE Julian Okwara. 

In this week's episode:

  • Okwara checks the kind of boxes you need to see from a 240-pound edge defender
  • A mid-game adjustment to aid his get-off at the line of scrimmage
  • The art of crafting pass rush plans and where Okwara can improve based on this game
  • How to craft a scouting plan for a player after watching a single game
  • And much more! 

Written By:

Kyle Crabbs

Director of Scouting

Kyle Crabbs is the Director of Scouting for The Draft Network. Prior to his time with TDN, Kyle worked for seven years as the founder of his own third-party scouting service, NDT Scouting. Providing media coverage and also consultation services for agencies, Crabbs penned an annual NFL Draft Prospectus featuring 300+ player profiles on an annual basis from 2014-2020. Crabbs is currently the co-host of the Draft Dudes podcast with fellow TDN scout Joe Marino and helps coordinate TDN's national scouting effort.

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