Chuma Edoga

OT, USC

  • Conf Pac-12
  • Jersey #70
  • Class Senior
  • HT 6'4"
  • DOB 05/25/1997
  • WT 295 lbs
ANALYST'S REPORTS

Crabbs

Solak

Marino

    Pass Sets - Really like his kick step until he's tasked with playing with a body leaning on him. Light, quick feet allow for a nice buzz off of the LOS initially. Fully capable of hitting his landmarks on 45 degree or vertical pass sets.

    Length/Extension - Has awesome natural length, vines for arms and a great natural wingspan. His range to ride out defenders is a plus quality, too. Has a gracious strike zone and shows comfort in throwing his hands early to try to negate forward push.

    Balance - Pretty effective in space. Feet move at the same rate as his mind, so he's not out over the top of his toes or lunging at blocks. Functional strength is problematic and a huge barrier as soon as he's contacted and tasked with playing upright on his hips.

    Hand Technique - Hands have some natural explosion to them, but his strike placement is a work in progress. Can throw punches too high and as a result fail to stun forward progress. Comfortable utilizing one or two hand stabs, based on alignment of his defender.

    Power at POA - When he's playing forward or washing down, he's going to overwhelm with his quickness and hands. Very sudden to chop the feet on you and create a crease. Will not do well, however, against explosive hands in head up situations.

    Football IQ - Has shown patience at the LOS to turn turn and chase the first body to flash across his face, trusts his teammates to fulfill their role in pass pro. Can be late to react to the snap in sparing instances. Needs technical development from the waist up.

    Functional Athleticism - Pretty dynamic in efforts to release forward at the snap, will quickly eat up a down block or redirect onto a filling LB with ease. Capable of taking defenders for a ride on the second level thanks to foot speed and hip mobility.

    Anchor Ability - Soft. Gives up far too much ground once a defender lands a blow on his chest. Lacks power through the core and lower half. Will get bubbled back on outside zone concepts and hook blocks, compromising his back's path to the corner.

    Flexibility - Hips are free ranging and show little issue with hinging, opening to the boundary or coiling through contact. Will need to really focus on sinking through power rushes if he's to improve his ability to reset against power.

    Competitive Toughness - Functional play strength is an issue, as his success at the point of attack frequently stems from his athleticism and not necessarily his overall power. Effort level is good, however, particularly against second effort pass rushes to peel back into the pocket.




    BEST TRAIT - Functional Length

    WORST TRAIT - Anchor Ability

    BEST FILM - Texas (2018)

    WORST FILM - Stanford (2018)

    RED FLAGS - None

    Chuma Edoga has some likable qualities, specifically as it relates to his mobility, foot speed and quickness onto the second level. But Edoga's build is light and he possesses a poor anchor, explosive EDGE defenders will collapse his pass sets fairly easily at the NFL level. As a result, Edoga needs to be considered a developmental player until he's able to add more functional strength to his game. But in doing so he must sustain his foot speed and linear explosiveness.