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Akoni-Oasasa-Awasaki

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by MarionBarberThe4th, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    Seems like a lot of us like him and he makes a lot of sense being a big CB/S w/ speed who can step in and help on ST as a rookie.
     
  2. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    this guy isnt even on google, post some more information please
     
  3. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    My bad, I havent spelled his name right once. Akwasi-Owusu-Ansah, hes from IUP. Solid in run support, perfect H-W-S. Obviously raw on D but would be useful as a retutner on gameday
     
  4. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1675324


     
  5. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I like him, because he offers you an option A and an option B-- option A is to play him as a press corner (he's physical enough, and has the recovery speed), while option B is to turn him into a free safety with unusual range...

    And as has been noted, he offers you some value on special teams while you're trying to figure out which is his best position...

    According to BTB, the Boys have shown some interest in Virginia's Chris Cook, who's a similar player-- he's 6-2, 210 pounds (slightly bigger than Owusu-Ansah), and runs the 40 in around 4.5 seconds (maybe .05 slower than Owusu-Ansah)... again, Chris could be tried first as a press corner, and if he lacked the quickness to handle that, could be moved to FS... on the intangibles front, Cook was a team captain, and a mentor for the younger players on the team...

    Both of them should be drafted in the 3rd or 4th round range, and I'd be comfortable with either one...
     
  6. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    Virginia played a lot of cover two, so Cook may need a while to get used to press coverage, but he looks the part. He's got good ball skills (better than Dowling, IMHO) and is a great tackler.

    While we're talking UVA guys...

    A guy to watch is Nate Collins. He's only 6-2 and 290, but his motor never stops. He had 77 tackles, 10 TFL and 6 sacks this past season. And that's in a 3-4.
     
  7. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Well-Known Member

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    It looks like he's an intriguing player, but it might be too hard to get his name on the back of a jersey. It will also take two years for Joe Buck to learn to pronounce his name.;)

    In all seriousness, he's got a good endorsement from more than one source, so it will be intriguing to see him at the combine.

    BTW, VA, thanks for putting this out there. I appreciate solid info.
     

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