Draft Profile: Arnold Ebiketie, DE, Penn St.

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Arnold Ebiketie, DE, Penn St.

HT: 6’2
WT: 250 lbs

Accolades:

– FWAA Second team All-American (2021)
– First-team All-Big Ten (2021)
– Second-team All-AAC (2020)

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Pros:

– Speed and quickness around the edge
– Multiple pass rushing moves
– Great flexibility and agility

Cons:

– Not consistent with the bull rush
– Needs to improve run stopping technique
– Gets pushed out of gap to often

Summary:

The first three seasons of Arnold Ebiketie’s career were spent at Temple. Despite being an effective player, he only had six sacks in his three seasons (two as a sophomore and four as a junior). Ebiketie made the risky decision to move to Penn State in 2021, and it’s paid off handsomely for his draft prospects. Ebiketie is a dangerous pass-rusher who is always on the move. His first step will hardly astound anyone, but everything that follows is awe-inspiring.
Ebiketie’s edge flexibility and ability to make himself a difficult target for offensive linemen to hit is unmatched in this class.

Furthermore, his ability to turn the corner all the way up to the quarterback and finish pass-rushing reps is exactly what scouts should be looking for in a speed-rusher. Ebiketie also possesses the dexterity to perform a range of pass-rush moves and to switch up his approach on a regular basis to keep offensive tackles guessing. Look foe Ebiketie to go off of the board in the 2nd round.

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