Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State #21

6002, 209, 4.57

Notes: From Tampa, FL. Redshirted in 2014. Appeared in 13 games, mostly on special teams, credited with 5 tackles and 1 PBU in 2015. Played in 11 games, had 23 tackles 2 PBU and 1 INT (returned 30 yards for touchdown) in 2016. Played 11 games and posted 28 tackles, 12 PBU and 4 INT (17 return yards) in 2017. Became a starter in 2018 after playing behind Grant Haley and Christian Campbell from 2015-17. Had already earned his degree in telecommunications prior to Penn State’s Fiesta Bowl appearance in 2017. Graduate student now pursuing second degree in journalism.

Positives: Big, physical pass defender with very good ball skills. Effective special teamer on kick coverage. Well-schooled, smart and mature.

Negatives: Lacks top-end speed and isn’t a lock-down cover corner. Gets caught looking into the backfield at times. Misses some tackles.

Summary: Summary: A solid season as a full-time starter, and a good combine performance, could move him up on draft boards.

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