NFL Hot Press






Teams See Ekwonu Mid-First Round

Updated Dec. 3, 2021
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.

NFL teams are always seeking pass rushers and edge protectors, so it can be easy for offensive tackles to rise quickly with pro teams. In '12-'13, Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson was not on the radar of teams in the preseason, but he had a big year to turn into the No.2-overall pick in the draft before becoming a bust for the Los Angeles Rams. This year, one of the fastest rising tackle prospects is N.C. State's Ikem Ekonwu, and multiple team sources say they see him as a mid-first-round pick.

The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Ekwonu has excellent size as well as serious strength on the edge. In speaking to one director of player personnel, they said their team had Ekwonu as a mid- to late first-round pick. Ekonwu has experience at both guard and tackle with the Wolfpack, but he projects as being able to play left tackle in the NFL. He is a fierce and physical run blocker. While he has some things to work on as a pass blocker, the potential is there for him to stay on the edge.

"I grade him as a mid-first," said an AFC director of college scouting. "But I think he could end up going top 15."

Ekonwu could be a star at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine. and left tackles with good skill sets are always in demand. After his strong 2021 season, Ekonwu looks destined to be selected in the early going of the opening night of the 2022 NFL Draft.







Previous Three Articles:

Teams See Top of Round 1 in 2022 NFL Draft Lacking Talent
11/11/21:
Each NFL draft has some good players in it, but some years are stronger tha ...
Some Teams Project Damone Clark to First Round of 2022 NFL Draft
11/19/21:
There has been a lot of talk in the media about the 2022 NFL Draft not bein ...
Petit-Frere Projected to First or Second Round
11/29/21:
A year ago, WalterFootball.com was among the few media outlets that project ...


Next Three Articles:

Many Sources Believe Pickett Will Be QB1
12/10/21:
In recent years, there have been some quarterback prospects who rose from l ...
Wan'Dale Robinson Has Love/Hate Potential
12/20/21:
Kentucky wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson is one of the breakout stars of th ...
Some Teams Think Kyle Hamilton Should Play Linebacker
12/21/21:
Over recent years, the safety position has been devalued in NFL drafts, wit ...



NFL Hot Press Month of Jan. 2022
NFL Hot Press Month of Dec. 2021
NFL Hot Press Month of Nov. 2021
NFL Hot Press Month of Oct. 2021
NFL Hot Press Month of Sept. 2021
NFL Hot Press Month of Aug. 2021
NFL Hot Press Month of July 2021
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2021
NFL Hot Press Month of May 2021
NFL Hot Press Month of April 2021
NFL Hot Press Month of March 2021
NFL Hot Press Month of Feb. 2021
NFL Hot Press Month of Jan. 2021
NFL Hot Press Month of Dec. 2020
NFL Hot Press Month of Nov. 2020
NFL Hot Press Month of Oct. 2020
NFL Hot Press Month of Sept. 2020
NFL Hot Press Month of Aug. 2020
NFL Hot Press Month of July 2020
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2020
NFL Hot Press Month of May 2020
NFL Hot Press Month of April 2020
NFL Hot Press Month of March 2020
NFL Hot Press Month of Feb. 2020
NFL Hot Press Month of Jan. 2020
NFL Hot Press Month of Dec. 2019
NFL Hot Press Month of Nov. 2019
NFL Hot Press Month of Oct. 2019
NFL Hot Press Month of Sept. 2019
NFL Hot Press Month of Aug. 2019
NFL Hot Press Month of July 2019
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2019
NFL Hot Press Month of April 2019
NFL Hot Press Month of March 2019
NFL Hot Press Month of Feb. 2019
NFL Hot Press Month of Jan. 2019
NFL Hot Press Month of Dec. 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of Nov. 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of Oct. 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of Sept. 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of Aug. 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of July 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of May 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of April 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of March 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of Feb. 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of Jan. 2018
NFL Hot Press Month of Dec. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Nov. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Oct. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Sept. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Aug. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of July 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of May 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of April 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of March 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Feb. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Jan. 2017
NFL Hot Press Month of Dec. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Nov. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Oct. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Sept. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Aug. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of July 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of April 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of March 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Feb. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Jan. 2016
NFL Hot Press Month of Dec. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Nov. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Oct. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Sept. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Aug. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of July 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of May 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of April 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of March 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Feb. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Jan. 2015
NFL Hot Press Month of Dec. 2014
NFL Hot Press Month of Nov. 2014
NFL Hot Press Month of Oct. 2014
NFL Hot Press Month of Sept. 2014
NFL Hot Press Month of Aug. 2014
NFL Hot Press Month of July 2014
NFL Hot Press Month of June 2014






 








NFL Picks - Jan. 22


2022 NFL Mock Draft - Jan. 19


NFL Power Rankings - Jan. 18


2023 NFL Mock Draft - Dec. 12


Fantasy Football Rankings - Sept. 8


 

© 1999-2022 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
Privacy Policy
2 5 9
Google

WalterFootball.com is part of the NESN digital network.