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Obinna in intriguing as a developmental pass rusher..

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NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: George Obinna, LB, Sacramento State

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NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: George Obinna, LB, Sacramento State

  • DE/OLB – George Obinna
  • School- Sacramento State

  • Height- 6’2

  • Weight- 230 lb

  • Number-  #99

  • Projected 40- 4.65

  • Projected Rd- UDFA

  • Hometown- Tracy,  Cal

Stats & Awards

2017- All Big Sky First Team

  • 23 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 8.5 sacks & 3 FF
  • Also has 4 QB hurries
  • Opened the season with a bang with 3 TFL & 2 sack v
  • 2.5 sacks vs Idaho State
  • Tied for the team best in TFL 12.5
  • 2nd in sacks on team  8.5

2016 –  31 tackles, 6 TFL, 4.5 sacks

  • Started all 8 games
  • Had 5 or more tackles in 5 games
  •  1.5 sacks vs Cal Poly
  • 7 tackles against Montana State

2015- 11 games, 33 tackles 5.5 sacks 7.5 TFL

  • Played in 11 games as a true freshman
  • 33 tackles 5.5 sacks 7.5 TFL
  • Had 8 tackles vs Cal Poly

Sources: Sac State,   24-7 Sports & NCAA Football

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Draft Diamonds Report  

Outstanding pass rusher with quick sideline to sideline  lateral movement.

Uses his hands well with good strong arms upper body power to shed blocks shoot the gap to make big plays on the opposite side of the line.

Can put 20-30 lbs on to become a DE/ edge rusher or can remain around 230-245 & have enough quickness/ agility  to stand up to play OLB.

Not the best D in the nation but he has shown the tools needed to be a playmaker or situational pass rusher with consistent results.  Numbers like 12.5 TFL, 8.5 sacks & 2 FF show exactly the intense defensive force Obinna can be.

As a DE did not see much in the form of coverage although i see enough quick body movement to suggest he can learn that nuance of the game too.

Can play the run well to shedding blocks with his explosive movements & fierce relentless pursuit of the ball carrier. Recognizes run plays effectively shooting gaps & making strong tackles in the backfield.

He is a pass rush specialist with the right training & team he could carve out a ninch on pass down rushing the QB exploding into pass lanes sacking QBs at a pro level.  Should be a fun guy ro watch progress as he makes his living on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Exciting young pass rusher that i am interested to see if he bulks up to become a 43 DE or fits better as a 34 backer. In my personal opinion think he should shoot for about 260 pounds to become a true 43 DE

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6 minutes ago, Pa_Falcon_Fan said:

Obinna in intriguing as a developmental pass rusher..

https://www.nfldraftdiamonds.com/2018/10/george-obinna/

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: George Obinna, LB, Sacramento State

George-Obinna1.jpeg

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: George Obinna, LB, Sacramento State

  • DE/OLB – George Obinna
  • School- Sacramento State

  • Height- 6’2

  • Weight- 230 lb

  • Number-  #99

  • Projected 40- 4.65

  • Projected Rd- UDFA

  • Hometown- Tracy,  Cal

Stats & Awards

2017- All Big Sky First Team

  • 23 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 8.5 sacks & 3 FF
  • Also has 4 QB hurries
  • Opened the season with a bang with 3 TFL & 2 sack v
  • 2.5 sacks vs Idaho State
  • Tied for the team best in TFL 12.5
  • 2nd in sacks on team  8.5

2016 –  31 tackles, 6 TFL, 4.5 sacks

  • Started all 8 games
  • Had 5 or more tackles in 5 games
  •  1.5 sacks vs Cal Poly
  • 7 tackles against Montana State

2015- 11 games, 33 tackles 5.5 sacks 7.5 TFL

  • Played in 11 games as a true freshman
  • 33 tackles 5.5 sacks 7.5 TFL
  • Had 8 tackles vs Cal Poly

Sources: Sac State,   24-7 Sports & NCAA Football

George-Obinna-590x323.jpeg

Draft Diamonds Report  

Outstanding pass rusher with quick sideline to sideline  lateral movement.

Uses his hands well with good strong arms upper body power to shed blocks shoot the gap to make big plays on the opposite side of the line.

Can put 20-30 lbs on to become a DE/ edge rusher or can remain around 230-245 & have enough quickness/ agility  to stand up to play OLB.

Not the best D in the nation but he has shown the tools needed to be a playmaker or situational pass rusher with consistent results.  Numbers like 12.5 TFL, 8.5 sacks & 2 FF show exactly the intense defensive force Obinna can be.

As a DE did not see much in the form of coverage although i see enough quick body movement to suggest he can learn that nuance of the game too.

Can play the run well to shedding blocks with his explosive movements & fierce relentless pursuit of the ball carrier. Recognizes run plays effectively shooting gaps & making strong tackles in the backfield.

He is a pass rush specialist with the right training & team he could carve out a ninch on pass down rushing the QB exploding into pass lanes sacking QBs at a pro level.  Should be a fun guy ro watch progress as he makes his living on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Exciting young pass rusher that i am interested to see if he bulks up to become a 43 DE or fits better as a 34 backer. In my personal opinion think he should shoot for about 260 pounds to become a true 43 DE

Who knows?  Practice squad maybe

 

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Falcons sign four free agents

Jun 17, 2021 at 10:04 AM
 

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John Deighton

Football Communications Coordinator

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Falcons have signed the following players:

Table inside Article
Position Name Height Weight Experience College
DL John Atkins 6-3 320 2 Georgia
WR Jeff Badet 5-11 182 1 Oklahoma
OLB Shareef Miller 6-4 255 1 Penn State
OLB George Obinna 6-3 240 1 Sacramento State

Atkins was originally signed by the New England Patriots following the 2018 NFL Draft out of Georgia. The Thomson, Ga., native spent training camp with the Patriots before signing with the Detroit Lions where he appeared in 14 games (six starts) over two seasons (2018-19) and tallied 22 total tackles (14 solo) and one tackle for loss.

(Ryan Kang via AP)

Badet was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings following the 2018 NFL Draft. He appeared in three games with the Washington Football Team in 2020.  He recorded 108 receptions for 1,785 yards and 10 touchdowns throughout his college career at Oklahoma and Kentucky.

(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Miller was originally selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round (138th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. The outside linebacker has spent time with Philadelphia, Carolina and Arizona and has appeared in one career game. The Penn State product led the Nittany Lions in both sacks (13.0) and tackles for loss (26.5) from 2017-18.

Obinna was originally signed by the Cleveland Browns following the 2020 NFL Draft and was later waived with an injury designation. The first-year outside linebacker tallied 136 tackles, 33.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 46 career games at Sacramento State.

 

In a corresponding move, the Falcons released Alani Pututau, Greg Dortch, Jeff Holland and Eli Ankou.

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I would like to see Houston signed. Not that he is big money but think he fits in $$ wise. We have no pass rush, nada. Jarrett is the only player on the team that can beat a 1-v-1.  Not saying Houston is a long term solution, but **** he is light years better than any DE on this roster.

Fowler blows, never seen a plyer that looks like he is fast, but moves like he is slo-motion. Not about his injuries last year either, I think Vic was better, and I detested Beasley. 

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1 hour ago, Herr Doktor said:

To be fair, who the **** is worth a big paycheck currently left on the market?  

No one ever said the salary cap wasn't real. I'm still waiting for the proof of people saying that kind of stuff because I've been here 17 years and not once as a person said the salary cap isn't real.

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1 hour ago, AUTiger7222 said:

No one ever said the salary cap wasn't real. I'm still waiting for the proof of people saying that kind of stuff because I've been here 17 years and not once as a person said the salary cap isn't real.

You cant be serious. Unless your trying to say in a literal sense that it is not a real thing.

You are kidding yourself.

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I look at the cap as being tied up loosely.  You can very much be stuck, but, there is wiggle room if you know some tricks.  

Ron Wolf talked about a formula with the cap a few years back.  But basically, once you know the formula, it becomes less about money, and more about running a balanced organization.  It requires schemes, great coaching and the ability to scout and develop talent to reload your team so you don't get in the habit of handcuffing yourself with a few super highly paid players that eat up all the space.  

You cannot draft for need, you cannot over pay on contracts unless you have a clear idea what your core players are.  The salary cap was about parity, but also about stability.

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26 minutes ago, PointSwayzee said:

You cant be serious. Unless your trying to say in a literal sense that it is not a real thing.

You are kidding yourself.

I've seen people say the cap can be worked around and money moved around to make things fit which is absolutely true. It happens all the time. But I've never seen one person claim that the salary cap wasn't real.

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