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Falcons select...Frank Omiyale
OT | (6'4", 310, 5.31) | TENNESSEE TECH
Frank Omiyale, OT, Tennessee Tech
Height: 6:04.2 Weight: 310
Overview: Omilaye was considered the top offensive lineman in the Ohio Valley Conference in his senior season. He is an intelligent blocker who played at the Division I-AA level, but had outstanding games in his opportunities against I-A opponents. The leader on the Golden Eagle offensive front, Omilaye can line up at either tackle position. He has great footwork and tremendous strength to build upon. Omiyale has learned extensively from his on-field experiences and through diligent work in the weight room, he has exhibited vast improvement in his size and strength. Omilaye was a two-time Most Valuable Lineman at Whites Creek High School. He earned All-Region and second-team All-State laurels and also lettered in track and field (shot and discus) and basketball. Omiyale missed most of his 2001 season at Tennessee Tech due to a strained left knee medial collateral ligament. He moved into the starting lineup at left tackle as a sophomore, starting every game in 2002. Omilaye started to gain recognition for his play in 2003, as he totaled 135 knockdowns with sixteen touchdown-resulting blocks while grading 88.7 percent for blocking consistency. He earned All-American and All-Ohio Valley Conference honors as a senior. Omiyale continued to dominate in the trenches in 2004, collecting a career-high 150 knockdowns with eighteen touchdown-resulting blocks. He also graded 90.5 percent for blocking consistency, the highest mark of any Division 1-AA offensive lineman in 2004.
Analysis: Positives... Has broad shoulders and long arms. ... Shows enough quickness to play in space and get out in front on traps and pulls. ... Has a very quick and sudden burst off the line of scrimmage and gets into the defensive end's chest almost immediately. ... Can move defenders out of the way when pulling, showing much better pop on the move than at the line of scrimmage. ... Has the foot balance and athletic agility to sustain blocks. ... Because of a lack of strength, he is more of a finesse, position blocker who works to get in the way of a defender. ... Can short and long pull with very good accuracy. ... Active with his hands, but is more of a catcher than puncher. ... Light on his feet and does a good job of redirecting and kick sliding in pass protection. ... Alert player who can make adjustments to games and twists. ... Has good acceleration building to the second level and rarely takes false steps in his pass set.
Negatives... Shows marginal upper body thickness and muscle development, lean arms and thin legs. ... Has marginal strength and power. ... Uses his hands well, but they lack strength and explosion. ... Needs to add additional bulk to his lean frame. ... Tight and stiff-hipped player who is high cut and this prevents him from playing at a low pad level. ... Will get good arm extension, but lacks the strength to punch and will lose hand placement as a result. ... Struggles to anchor and is slow to the point of attack, but plays better on the move. ... Even though he gets to the second level quickly, he will fall off blocks working in space.
Agility tests: CAMPUS: 5.28 in the 40-yard dash...385-pound bench press...300-pound power clean...Right-handed...18/26 Wonderlic score. COMBINE: 5.4 in the 40-yard dash...3.16 20-yard dash...1.93 10-yard dash...4.72 20-yard shuttle... 8.19 three-cone drill...29.5-inch vertical jump...8'3" broad jump...Bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times...36-inch arm length...10 1/8-inch hands...20 Wonderlic score.
High school: Attended Whites Creek (Tenn.) High School...Two-time Most Valuable Lineman...Earned All-Region and second-team All-State laurels in football...Also lettered in track and field (shot and discus) and basketball.
Personal: Marketing major...Son of Alma Omiyale...Born Frank Tayo Omiyale on 11/23/82...Resides in Whites Creek, Tennessee.
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