Albert Okwuegbunam

TE, Missouri

  • Conf SEC - East
  • Jersey #81
  • Class RS Junior
  • HT 6'5"
  • DOB 04/25/1998
  • WT 255 lbs




    PROS: Massive frame and reach are able to suffocate the ball out of the air. Strong hands enables him to quickly stop the ball trajectory to snare it out of the air even when in traffic or condensed areas. Being surrounded by crowds didn’t have a negative effect even with a body draped on his uniform, he was able to haul in catches. Shows comfort with making catches in a multitude of ways and hand positions depending on the positioning of passes.

    Lots of his damage came off of pop passes, run-pass options, and as the underneath option on bootleg passing designs. From an in-line position, he excels at being able to influence and sell the defense as if he’s a blocking option before leaking out over the middle of the field. His comfort zone lies in between the hashes, which is his domain. 

    CONS: Not an overly twitchy type of runner and his body movements can seem somewhat labored when asked to run routes in the intermediate-to-deep areas. Defeating man coverage or consistently creating separation in the open field may be a tough ask because of his lack of vertical threatening. Many wins will come in tightly contested coverage where he can use his large frame to box out or eliminate matchups from the ball pathways.

    Bad tendency of attacking the midline of defenders, which results in unnecessary collisions. The contact could be avoidable by simply picking a side or a shoulder of the opposition to attack instead of directly down the center of their body. Attacking them the way he exemplifies currently enables them to initiate contact and slow down his momentum in order to stay close to him. Understanding of angles and how to attack matchups will be an area that needs improvement.

    Updated: 7/25/19