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Adetomiwa Adebawore – EDGE (Northwestern)

Another edge rusher who was extremely impressive down in Indianapolis was Northwestern’s Adetomiwa Adebawore. Adebawore tipped the scales at 6-foot-2 and 282 pounds but worked out like a man half that size.

He ran the forty-yard dash in 4.49 seconds which was fifth amongst all edge rushers. He had a 10-yard split of 1.61 seconds, a 37.5″ vertical, and a 10’5″ broad jump. That’s some impressive athletic ability for a man so large. Adebawore also showed plenty of power, throwing up 225 pounds 27 times in the bench press. His workout definitely raised a lot of eyebrows.

Adebawore isn’t just a freak athlete, he has the production to back it up. During his tenure at Northwestern, he accumulated 12.5 sacks, 24.5 tackles for a loss, and 97 total tackles. The dude can flat-out play and would make a lot of sense as a young edge rusher whose potential Brian Flores can maximize.

Prior to the Combine, Adebawore was seen as a late second-round pick. After his workout at the Combine, he’ll likely go much sooner with an outside chance to land in the draft’s first round.

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