I’m going to start trying to highlight the next generation of Nigerian athletes every Wednesday with this Player To Watch series. For this week, we’ll start with the NFL. The NFL Draft is coming up next month (pending any changes given the current climate in the world) and teams are preparing to find the next stars to join their teams. The best cornerback in the 2020 class is Jeff Okudah from The Ohio State University. He is a complete cornerback and one of the best overall prospects in this draft class. Most mock drafts have Okudah as a top 10 draft pick. While some even have Okudah going in the top 5. Okudah definitely has the ability to make an immediate impact during his rookie season.
The 6’1” 205 lbs defensive back from Texas ran a 4.48 in the 40 yard dash, jumped 41 inches in the vertical jump and 135 inches in the broad jump at the NFL Combine. Okudah was an Unanimous First Team All-American and First Team All-Big Ten recipient for his outstanding play this past season.
Also, here’s a great moment from Jeff during the NFL Combine: