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Tribal Warfare
12-24-2006, 02:21 AM

December 19, 2006

The unquestioned emotional leader for Louisville's defense, Okoye is also a dominant force on the field. Frequently double-teamed in the interior, Okoye still finished with 49 total tackles and six sacks, second most on the Cardinals' defense.

At 6-foot-1, 310-pounds, Okoye has good size for an NFL defensive tackle, but is not as tall as some of the other tackles in the draft.

What makes him so attractive to NFL squads is in part what he doesn't have, which is years of experience. Okoye signed with Louisville as a 15 year old, was too good to redshirt and started his first game at just 16 years old.

Now 19, Okoye is freakishly talented and has major upside for teams looking for a tackle they can bring along slowly. His motor never stops going and he'll be one of the most intelligent defensive linemen in the draft.

Howie Lindsey
Director of Online Operations
Louisville SportsReport Magazine

12-24-2006, 03:01 AM
He's probably going to be a 2nd rounder due to the 6'1 thing......

12-24-2006, 04:10 AM
Well, hey, we struck gold with one guy named Okoye, who also didn't have much experience, why not try again?