Downtown Rams Draft Profile: Georgia Southern LB Ukeme Eligwe

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Our new massive series here at Downtown Rams will give you players that catch our eye. We will bring you bring you draft prospects, see where their fit is with the Rams and of course give you a player comparison.

Who is the 6-foot-2, 239 pound LB Ukeme Eligwe? 

Ukeme Eligwe received an scholarship to Florida St, before being dismissed for violating team rules. He sat out a year before transferring to Georgia Southern where he recieved Honorable Mention the past 2016 season. He was granted a sixth season for injuries that he sustained earlier in his career but elected not to accept, and declared for the NFL Draft.

 

Strengths 

Eligwe received an scholarship to Florida St, before being dismissed for violating team rules. He sat out and then transferred to Georgia Southern where he was a Honorable Mention in 2016. He was granted a sixth season for injuries he sustained but elected not to accept. 

Plays with a high motor.

Big hitter that brings thunder with his tackles. 

Good field awareness. 

Good closing speed to pursuit ball carriers.

Three down linebacker can play both run and pass situations. 

Versatile linebacker, can play both inside and outside linebackers positions.

 

Weaknesses

Dismissed from Florida St National Champ team for violation of team rules. (Marijuana).                  

Pursuits high through gaps to make tackles stronger lineman tend to knocks him off course.

Relies on arm tackles.

 

How does he fit with the Rams?

This past season Eligwe registered over 100 tackles with nine tackles for losses, 2.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles, one resulting in a defensive touchdown. Can be another Darren Bates with his athleticism. His efforts can be used for special teams, and may receive playing time on third down for pass coverage or blitz.

 

Draft Grade

6th Round

 

Player Comparison 

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