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2019 NFL Draft Scouting Report: CB Amani Oruwariye

Positional ranking: #7

Big Board ranking: #38



Position: CB

College: Penn State

Class: Senior

Age: 23



Height: 6’1 5/8”

Weight: 205 lbs.

Arm length: 31 3/8”

Hand size: 9”


Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.47 sec.

Vertical jump: 36.5 sec.

Broad jump: 120.0 sec.

Bench press: 17 reps

3-cone drill: 6.82 sec.

Short shuttle: 4.16 sec.



Smooth overall athlete with natural cover ability. Fluid hips and change-of-direction skills. Prototypical size and ideal length. Very comfortable backpedaling in cushion coverage. Plays the ball in the air. Quick reaction time. Good closing burst and timing to breakup passes in front of him. Instinctual and experienced in zone coverage. Can match up with bigger receivers and tight ends. Has long speed based on athletic testing. Plus ball skills and takeaway production with seven interceptions over the past two years. Quality open-field tackler. Played both left and right cornerback.



Allows some separation at the top of routes. Doesn’t always locate the football on downfield passes. Will need to learn how to use his hands more to redirect. Didn’t play a ton of aggressive press-man coverage at Penn State. Game speed doesn’t quite match 40-yard dash.


NFL comparison

A.J. Bouye – Amani Oruwariye is pretty unique in that he’s a better zone corner despite a man-to-man profile, but Bouye is a good comp as a boundary corner that is very comfortable playing zone or off-man coverage in the backpedal.



Overall, Amani Oruwariye has the looks of a press-man corner, but he will need to be coached up for a team that drafts him as such. Still, natural cover ability and athleticism should make Oruwariye a borderline first-round prospect in any scheme.


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