Obi Melifonwu – the other monster of the 2017 NFL Draft

At 22, Obi Melifonwu is sure to be the surprise of the NFL Draft. The safety intrigues from the NFL Combine.

Arrived on tiptoe at the NFL Combine, Obi Melifonwu blew them all away! From scouts to his own coach no one could believe it. The safety thus finished his tests with 17 repetitions in bench press at 102 kilos, 4.40 seconds at 40 yards Dash, 112 centimeters of vertical relaxation, 3m58 of long jump without momentum.

The one who made UConn happy for 4 years became the starter in 2013. Last year he was elected to the First Team All-American Athletic Conference and finished with 118 hits. With 1m93 for 102 kilos, Melifonwu uses his size and his athletic abilities to dominate.

For ESPN, Chris McMahon, Obi Melifonwu’s defensive coordinator in high school summed it up in these terms: “Its ceiling is limitless. Athletically, obviously, he’s off the charts. And in football, he keeps getting better and better. Whichever team ends up drafting it gets a unique guy ”.


While a selection in the second round was to be expected, it is rumored that it will be necessary to wait a little higher … One of the best athletes if not the best to appear in the Draft, Obi will try to become the third UConn player to be selected in the first round.

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