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Akwasi Owusu-Ansah at #40?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Bergo23, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Bergo23

    Bergo23 BoltTalker

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    This kid looks like he has Cro like abilities without the Cro baggage. Also a plus Kick Returner. I'd love to put him in the mix with our DB's and see where he fits in.

    see below on recent Pro day and Overview for those who don't know about him:

    03/15/2010 - Indiana (Pa.) University defensive back Akwasi Owusu-Ansah was allowed to take part in Ohio State's pro day on Friday and stole the show. The Division II prospect more than showed he belonged with the big boys. He was the big boy on this day. The 6-foot, 207-pound Owusu-Ansah recorded the fastest 40-yard dash time among those participating in the school's workout. Teams in attendance clocked him between a 4.34 and 4.36 seconds on field turf. He also ran an impressive 4.05 in the 20-yard shuttle. Owusu-Ansah stood on all his other numbers from the Scouting Combine last month. If those numbers weren't enough to prove he belongs, Owusu-Ansah did something even more incredible. He pumped out 21 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press despite a torn labrum in his shoulder. Pittsburgh Steelers team doctor James Bradley is scheduled to perform surgery on Owusu-Ansah's left shoulder Wednesday, March 17. The defensive back is expected to make a complete recovery and be back on the field in time for training camp barring setback. Owusu-Ansah is projected as a second- or third-round choice in April's NFL draft. After running that blazing 40 time, Owusu-Ansah was asked to stick around to take part in position drills with Buckeyes Kurt Coleman, Anderson Russell, Andre Amos and Jamario O'Neal. Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Kevin Coyle led the D-back drills. Again, the small school talent received rave reviews with his performance. "I had quite a few coaches come up to me afterward and say great job keep it up," Owusu-Ansah said in a phone interview following the workout. "It meant a lot that they acknowledged me and now I know all the hard work is paying off." - Carlos "Big C" Holmes, The Dayton Daily News

    After two years playing behind veteran corners for IUP, Owusu-Ansah came into his own as a junior in 2008 and grabbed the spotlight as a senior. He should follow in the footsteps of former Division II standout cornerbacks Ricardo Colclough, Drayton Florence and Danieal Manning as a top-100 pick.

    With eight interceptions and 10 pass breakups in 2008, teams stayed away from Owusu-Ansah last fall. His 27 tackles, two interceptions and four pass breakups were good enough for first-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-West and second-team AP Little All-American honors.

    He was also all-conference as a return specialist. Owusu-Ansah returned three punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns in '09. In the previous two seasons, he had averaged 10.7 yards on 48 punt returns and 24.8 yards on 33 kickoff returns -- returning one punt and one kickoff for TDs in the 2007 season.

    Scouts note his size, speed and hands on the corner and noticed his ability to play through a shoulder injury this fall (which kept him out of postseason all-star games) and his versatility. Owusu-Ansah lined up at safety quite often to take advantage of his centerfielder skills and could be used there in the NFL. Whether teams view him as a cornerback or safety, they'll value his skills. Defensive backs with size, speed, hands and return skills aren't easy to find.
     
  2. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I really really like this guy, I had him in my mock a couple months ago when he was projected as a late 4th rounder.

    I'm not sure wether he projects better as a corner or a free saftey. And I think 40 is a bit too high considering the lower level competition he's used too.
     
  3. RM24

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    Sounds like an AJ pick to me! :)
     
  4. Bergo23

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    It might be a smidge high, but AJ has proven in the past he will "reach" for players he likes: Weddle, Hester, Vaughn Martin.
     
  5. CoronaDoug

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    I did not read past this.
     
  6. Buck Melanoma

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    The kid has a lot of potential but 40 is way too high. He's a 4th rounder at best.
     
  7. Bergo23

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    I hope you are right cuz that means AJ will snap him up with #89 or 92!!!
     
  8. charger1993

    charger1993 bad motherfucker

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    we need at NT but this guy is pretty good but not a 40 pick

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  9. RM24

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    CD, it's on the Football field man, not in the bedroom! :lol:
     
  10. ghost_

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    HI!:icon_rofl:
     
  11. HollywoodLeo

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    Cro abilities is a good thing.

    As long as he doesn't have the Cro-like attitude.
     
  12. coachmarkos

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    If he's there in round 3. (I said that about Blount too.)

    I'd take him over Blount. (particularly if we've taken a rb in 1 or 2.)
     
  13. keoni boi

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    Definately not at 40.
     
  14. LT-Express

    LT-Express Bolttalk.com Janitor since 06' Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I say not at all...

    And that is because I don't want to have to try and pronounce his name everytime he makes a play.

    :icon_tease:
     
  15. Bergo23

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    If we do not get Vasher, I bet this guy is right at the top of AJ's list. If we trade Sproles it will give us another at least 2nd rounder to snap him up.

    The guy is the anti-cro (except for the RARE physical skills) on the field: plays through injury, HE IS NOT SOFT like Cro, we need to be adding these guys to our D!!!
     
  16. Buck Melanoma

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    Now he's a 2nd rounder? :icon_huh:

    Pass it over, bro. :icon_tease:
     
  17. Rainman

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    Fixed it for ya! :lol:
     

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