Scouting Report: Chuckwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

Southfield, MI | 6056 | 330 | 5.18E | 2018

Okorafor has an ideal build with a thick frame, a well developed lower half and long arms to leverage rushers away from his body. He’s only been playing football for six years, as his parents immigrated to the US from the Republic of Botswana and a coach talked him into trying out for the football team as a high school sophomore. He is a powerful man that can control defenders once he gets his hands on them. Is at his best in the running game where he quickly gets to the next level and walls off backers or strikes down would be tacklers. He is not a physically dominant drive blocker and wins more with angles, spacing and timing but he is very effective at turning defensive linemen and getting into position before a defender understands the play flow. Very athletic, he shows a smooth kick slide but needs to improve on his hand usage in pass protection on counter moves and switch rips. Okorafor would fit right in with a zone scheme at the next level like the Falcons or Packers where his quickness and footwork would allow him to thrive.

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2016: Started all 14 games at left tackle. • Moved to left tackle after playing right tackle last year and again at right tackle in 2014. • Was part of a Bronco offensive line that was ranked No. 4 in the country by Pro Football Focus. • The team finished 24th in the country this season in rushing offense and allowed just 16 sacks on the year, the 13th fewest total in the country. • Opened holes for team to run for over 300 yards three times. • Paved the way for Jarvion Franklin to rush for a WMU program-record 281 yards on the ground at Akron (10/15).

2015: Started all 13 games at right tackle. • Helped pave the way for 401 yards rushing against Ohio (10/17) in the second half. • Blocked for the MAC Freshman of the Year and Popeyes Bahamas Bowl MVP Jamauri Bogan who finished with 1,051 rushing yards and 16 TDs on the season. • As a team, the Broncos were second in the MAC and 29th in the country with 204.6 yards per game on the ground.

2014: Played in 12 games.

High School: Rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, ESPN/Scouts.com and 247sports.com. • Ranked as 11th best recruit in the state of Michigan. • Named All-American in 2013.

Personal: Brother attends Western Michigan. • Goes by Chukes.

Joe Everett

Joe Everett is the Director of College Scouting for NFL Draft Bible, he is the Founder of DraftScouts.com, also the Lead Editor & Defensive Statistician for Insider Football and member of the PFWA & FWAA.

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