Joseph Ossai Scouting Profile

"Freak athlete with size and a forever motor but is a linear mover with rough technique, recognition ability, and experience on the edge."



Strengths:

Freak athlete with size and a good motor. Pursues forever. Has length and flashes some power in his hands. Easy mover in space and has started at inside LB.


Solid tackler in space with a giant wingspan. Playmaker on the ball that capitalizes on opportunities.

Weaknesses:

Lacks technique with his hands and long arms and gets stuck on blocks. Good speed but doesn't have a great first step. Stiff hips and doesn't have good bend. Clunky cod in space; more of a linear athlete.


Can loose awareness of the ball and leave plays on the field. Struggles in coverage if he doesn't get a punch in. Occasionally too tall and can be blown off the los. Nagging shoulder injuries the past two seasons.

Overall:

Ossai has prototype tools and size for an elite edge player but not the technique or instincts. He started predominantly at ILB as a freshman and sophomore with mixed results. Had a marginally better year as a junior fixed as an edge.


He's a workout warrior with a great motor and some production that'll attract a position coach but it's a bit of a buyer beware.


He's a first of the bus guy but produced on sheer raw ability and hustle. As a junior he appeared to improve his hand work and leverage at the point but it's still a work in progress.


NFL Comp. broke Lorenzo Carter


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