Osa Odighizuwa has been undersized for his position at every level of his football career, yet the special traits he possesses have allowed him to overcome his size restrictions. Odighizuwa had top marks among defensive lineman in his college recruiting class in not only the 40-yard dash, but also the vertical jump. The athleticism he brings to the line is tangible. As far as strength his wrestling background helps him understand leverage at a high level that overcomes his smaller frame. Odighizuwa was the top-ranked wrestler in his weight class in high school, and he won 131 matches in a row over his amateur career.
These traits make for an interesting prospect, and Odighizuwa also brings all the versatility one could want with the ability to play every spot on odd or even fronts. Asked to do many jobs at UCLA, it is possible a set position and knowing the job the Dallas Cowboys are tasking him with could help Odighizuwa develop into a better player. On the other hand, his strength could be that he adds value at multiple positions.
Next in line for the Cowboys 2021 player profiles, here’s a look at No. 75, drafted at No. 75, Osa Odighizuwa.
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