Player Spotlight: Jerry Ugokwe

 

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Name: Jerry Ugokwe

School: William & Mary

Conference: CAA

Projected NFL Position: OT

Draft Class: 2017

 

 

Q & A with Jerry Ugokwe

What is your name, school, and position?

Jerry Ugokwe, College of William and Mary, OT

What is your height and weight?

6’7 315

What do you consider your biggest asset on the field?

Athleticism, Size, Mobility

Why did you choose your current college to further your football career?

Education is a big deal to me, William and Mary had a great combination of Good education and competitive football.

What is something about yourself, that most people don’t know?

I am one of the hardest workers you’ll find, on and off the field.

What is one area of your game that you would like to improve, and what’s your plan to do so?

I’d like to be able to bend more. I’m already doing a lot of yoga.

Who is the best player that you’ve played against so far in your career?

Will Clarke (Cincinnatti Bengals DE) my freshman year vs West Virginia

Who is your favorite NFL player at your position and why?

Trent Williams (Washington Redskins) and Tyron Smith (Dallas Cowboys)

 What NFL team is your favorite and why?

I’m a Cowboys fan, I was born in Dallas Texas.

Any parting words for your fans or friends?

Thanks for all your support over the years. Stay tuned.

 

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Additional Information

Two-time All-CAA selection … Four-year starter who finished his career with 42 career starts … Posted seven starts at left tackle as a redshirt freshman before closing his career with 35 consecutive starts at right guard …

SENIOR YEAR (2016)
Started all 11 games at right tackle … Earned third-team All-America honors by the Associated Press and STATS … Invited to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl … All-CAA First Team selection … Chosen to the Senior Bowl Watch List … Preseason All-CAA …

JUNIOR YEAR (2015)
All-CAA third-team selection … Started all 13 games at right tackle …

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2014)
Started all 11 games in which he appeared … All of his starts came at right tackle … Missed the season finale against No. 21 Richmond due to injury …

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN YEAR (2013)
Appeared in eight games and earned seven starts, all coming at left tackle …

FRESHMAN YEAR (2012)
Redshirted as a reserve offensive lineman who was on the travel squad for three games …

via http://www.tribeathletics.com

 

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Tyrant Analysis

Many small school Tackles play out of position, due to size and athleticism, merely because they are the best Lineman on the team. Though not suited to playing in space as as Tackle, they often do for the good of the unit. Unlike many of his peers though, Ugokwe does not lack either attributes. He has NFL size (6’7 and 315 lbs) and is athletic enough to mirror most pass rushers. He’s raw fundamentally, but checks all the boxes for an Offensive Tackle. His ceiling is very high. If he has a good showing at the NFLPA Bowl, he could see his name flying up draft boards. Tyrant Scouting gave him a Draftable Grade here.

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