*Earned Phillip Rivers Freshman of the Year Award in 2017 and the Mike Hardy Award in 2018, which is given to the player who best exhibits a winning attitude
*Parents immigrated to the United States from Nigeria.
*All-conference basketball player in high school
Scheme tendencies: Zone rushing, spread passing offense
2021 Projected role: Starting wide receiver
Pros: Thick, muscular frame and he embraces the physical components of the position. Brings the fight as a route-runner, blocker, runner, and at the catch point. Love his ball skills and how he attacks the football like an alpha. Competitive in contested situations and he assertively gets himself in positions to win. Attacks the football with a “my-ball” mentality and he is never outworked for the football. Love his concentration and ability to win in the air. Routinely extends, plucks, and secures the football outside his frame while making good adjustments. Makes good adjustments as a route-runner on the fly to find space and sit in zones. Decisive and powerful as a runner post-catch and it takes an honest effort to get him on the ground. Can get yards after contact and his stiff arm is excellent. Flashes the ability to angle his releases and beat press coverage with active hand usage as well. Led NC State in receiving in both 2019 and 2020.
Cons: Isn’t the most explosive, dynamic, or elusive receiver. Overall, he’s a modest separator at the college level and there are often plenty of crowded catch points for him to deal with. Is more of a route technician but that doesn’t lead to consistent separation. Isn’t immune to the occasional drop. Has almost exclusively aligned on the left side of the offensive formation and very rarely in the slot.