Chidi Okeke, OT, Tennessee State #75

6056, 315, 5.32


Notes: Born in Nigeria. Lost his father at a young age. He is the youngest of nine children. Played soccer and basketball growing up. Didn’t play football until arriving in the United States in 2013. Originally moved to the Miami area and then Georgia. Redshirted as a freshman at LSU in 2015. Played in 11 games, seeing action mostly on special teams, in 2016. Transferred to Tennessee State in 2017. Played in 11 games, starting the final 10 at left tackle, in 2017. Played in 9-of-10 games in 2018.

Positives: Big frame and naturally strong. Quick-footed and naturally athletic for his size. Good kick-step and slide. Can anchor and lock out on pass protection. Nice balance. Shows explosiveness and power off the ball. Once he latches on defenders struggle to disengage. Physical and tenacious. Finishes his blocks. Willing worker. Has the feet to remain at left tackle.

Negatives: Raw and still learning how to play the game. Lunges at times and doesn’t keep his hands inside the frame of the defender. Gets by on natural strength more than proficient technique at times.

Summary: Talented natural athlete with prototype size who could be special with continued development. Excellent developmental prospect.

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