Originally Posted by RS12
2. Alex Okafor, DE, Texas, Senior (6044, 260 and 4.95): For a player who has been hyped as a likely first round pick over the last year, our film evaluation told us a different story. After our disappointment we contacted a handful of scouts to see if we were on the right track and they agreed with our assessment. Despite his strong build and good initial quickness off the ball, he is not a good all-around athlete and is a “tweener” stuck between defensive end and outside linebacker. While he is consistently the first defensive linemen moving at the snap, he lacks the premier speed and flexibility to get to and turn the corner consistently. He lacks any real variety of pass rush moves and cannot change directions quickly enough to threaten the offensive tackle with quick secondary pass rush moves. Not natural dropping off the line into coverage, he looks upright and robotic in his movements. His tendency to allow blockers to get into his chest leads to him being tied up [View Full Quote]and kept out of the play way too often. Do not be surprised to see Okafor slide to the third day of the Draft as he is not viewed as an elite NFL prospect.
A little surprised by this. He's been a productive player the past couple years at Texas. I see him as a DE in a 3-4 if/when he puts on a little more weight. I seriously doubt he slips to the 3rd day, but if he does somehow slip that far, I'd love to have him as a Cowboy. He'd give us great depth at a position of need if we could get him in a later round. Plus, I know he's a Cowboys fan which is always a plus. But again I'd be shocked if he fell past the 2nd-3rd round.