Player To Watch: NFL Prospect Jeff Okudah

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.

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2018 NFL Draft – Naija Edition

Check out the Nigerian players that were drafted in last month NFL Draft. Best of luck to these guys in their career in the NFL.

Name Draft Pick Team Position University
Uchenna Nwosu Rd 2, Pick 47 Los Angeles Chargers OLB USC
Derrick Ndadi Rd 3, Pick 75 Kansas City Chiefs DT Florida State
Chukwuma Okorafor Rd 3, Pick 75 Pittsburgh Steelers OT Western Michigan
Joey Iyiegbuniwe Rd 4, Pick 115 Chicago Bears LB Western Kentucky
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Rd 5, Pick 160 Los Angeles Rams LB Oklahoma
Duke Eliofor Rd 6, Pick 177 Houston Texans DE Wake Forest
Folorunso Fatukasi Rd 6, Pick 180 New York Jets DT UConn
Foyesade Oluokun Rd 6, Pick 200 Atlanta Falcons LB Yale
Ade Aruna Rd 6, Pick 218 Minnesota Vikings DE Tulane

Uchenna Nwosu’s parents share their thoughts on their son getting drafted: