Eyioma Uwazurike is a gargantuan defensive linemen out of Iowa State and the Denver Broncos fourth-round pick. He was a redshirt senior at Iowa State who earned an extra year of eligibility due to COVID. Basically, Uwazurike has been developing at Iowa State since 2016 and is one of the more experienced players in general from the 2022 class.
He was an under the radar guy for the Cyclones until exploding statistically last season. Uwazurike started all 13 games and generated 9.0 sacks, 12.0 TFL, and 43 tackles ,all career highs, on his way to earning First-team All-Big 12 honors.
After the impressive year, he received an invite to the East-West Shrine Bowl, where he dominated opposing linemen throughout the week in individual drills.
He chose not to run at the combine, instead only participating in field drills where he showed off his explosive short-area moves and fluid change of direction ability.. He also was officially measured, where he came in at 6’6 316 lbs with over 35” arms.
At his pro-day, he tested how you’d expect for a man his size with below average speed and agility times for his position, and in the 2022 NFL Draft he fell out of day 2 to pick 116 to the Denver Broncos.
Did Denver find a steal with this day-3 pick? I took to the film to find out.