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Not many people knew the name Adetomiwa Adebawore  just a few short months ago, but after standing out during Senior Bowl practices in Mobile and excelling at the NFL combine, the Northwestern product is having his name throw around regularly.

In fact, Adebawore has firmly entered the conversation as a potential round one pick next month.  Rich Cimini of ESPN New York even suggested Adebawore could be in the crosshairs of Joe Douglas in the first round of the NFL draft.

It was back in December while watching Northwestern vs Ohio State to get a look at Buckeyes offensive tackle Paris Johnson that Adebawore first got on our radar.  One play after another, whether lined up on the left or right side of the D-line, at tackle or end, Ohio State had no answer for Adebawore.  He spent much of his day making life miserable for anyone in the Buckeye’s offensive backfield.  What made him so good?  Let’s take a look.

Incredible strength here from @NUFBFamily DL Adetomiwa Adebawore (99 @tomiwabawore). Keeps one arm free and uses the other to drive his man into the backfield. No tackle but he's the first man there to disrupt the play the leads to a TFL. Underrated player in this class. pic.twitter.com/1ZUCDRvkOW

— Glenn Naughton (@JetsPicks) December 24, 2022

Name: Adetomiwa Adebawore

College: Northwestern

Position: DE/DT

Number: 99

HT: 6′ 2”

Wt: 282

Arm Length: 33 7/8”

Hand Size: 10 1/2”

40 yard dash: 4.49

10 yard split: 1.61

Vertical Jump: 37.5

Broad Jump: 10.5

Games Watched: Ohio State, Miami (OH), Penn State, Duke

The numbers confirmed what we had already suspected.  He’s an athletic freak, picking up a RAS (Relative Athletic Score) of 9.83 and continued to impress during his Northwestern pro day.

Adetomiwa Adebawore had himself a day. Top tier #RAS, and will probably stay in that range even if he doesn't do well in agilities at his pro day. pic.twitter.com/sfRjurvhJM

— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) March 3, 2023

Adebawore’s combine numbers should come as little surprise as his explosion game day suggested we’d see impressive numbers on his vertical and broad jumps.  His 4.49 40 was not something we anticipated for a 283 lb defensive lineman so in some ways he was even better than expected.

Adetomiwa Adebawore of @NUFBFamily showed off the charts power vs Ohio State this season and good explosion off the edge here against Miami (OH). Once a sleeper but now looks like a round 1 lock. pic.twitter.com/3HByVxtq4S

— Glenn Naughton (@JetsPicks) March 31, 2023

Adebawore’s explosiveness paired with his strength is what makes him such a problem for opposing offensive tackles.  He fires out quickly enough to get opposing offensive linemen back on their heels and can then overpower them en route to the backfield.

He also shows good hand usage and his motor is no concern as he’s a high energy player during and after the snap.  He can be the type of tone setter that defensive head coaches like Robert Saleh covet.

While he may lack the ideal bend you might want out of a player who spends time on the edge, his other traits allow him to be a presence on the outside.  Pairing a player like Adebawore with Quinnen Williams on the defensive interior could cause serious problems for guards and centers.

Wherever Adebawore lands come draft time, he’ll have a very good chance to contribute early on while developing into a high level starter at the pro level.

 

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1 hour ago, JetNation said:

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Not many people knew the name Adetomiwa Adebawore  just a few short months ago, but after standing out during Senior Bowl practices in Mobile and excelling at the NFL combine, the Northwestern product is having his name throw around regularly.

In fact, Adebawore has firmly entered the conversation as a potential round one pick next month.  Rich Cimini of ESPN New York even suggested Adebawore could be in the crosshairs of Joe Douglas in the first round of the NFL draft.

It was back in December while watching Northwestern vs Ohio State to get a look at Buckeyes offensive tackle Paris Johnson that Adebawore first got on our radar.  One play after another, whether lined up on the left or right side of the D-line, at tackle or end, Ohio State had no answer for Adebawore.  He spent much of his day making life miserable for anyone in the Buckeye’s offensive backfield.  What made him so good?  Let’s take a look.

Incredible strength here from @NUFBFamily DL Adetomiwa Adebawore (99 @tomiwabawore). Keeps one arm free and uses the other to drive his man into the backfield. No tackle but he's the first man there to disrupt the play the leads to a TFL. Underrated player in this class. pic.twitter.com/1ZUCDRvkOW

— Glenn Naughton (@JetsPicks) December 24, 2022

 

Name: Adetomiwa Adebawore

College: Northwestern

Position: DE/DT

Number: 99

HT: 6′ 2”

Wt: 282

Arm Length: 33 7/8”

Hand Size: 10 1/2”

40 yard dash: 4.49

10 yard split: 1.61

Vertical Jump: 37.5

Broad Jump: 10.5

Games Watched: Ohio State, Miami (OH), Penn State, Duke

The numbers confirmed what we had already suspected.  He’s an athletic freak, picking up a RAS (Relative Athletic Score) of 9.83 and continued to impress during his Northwestern pro day.

Adetomiwa Adebawore had himself a day. Top tier #RAS, and will probably stay in that range even if he doesn't do well in agilities at his pro day. pic.twitter.com/sfRjurvhJM

— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) March 3, 2023

 

Adebawore’s combine numbers should come as little surprise as his explosion game day suggested we’d see impressive numbers on his vertical and broad jumps.  His 4.49 40 was not something we anticipated for a 283 lb defensive lineman so in some ways he was even better than expected.

Adetomiwa Adebawore of @NUFBFamily showed off the charts power vs Ohio State this season and good explosion off the edge here against Miami (OH). Once a sleeper but now looks like a round 1 lock. pic.twitter.com/3HByVxtq4S

— Glenn Naughton (@JetsPicks) March 31, 2023

 

Adebawore’s explosiveness paired with his strength is what makes him such a problem for opposing offensive tackles.  He fires out quickly enough to get opposing offensive linemen back on their heels and can then overpower them en route to the backfield.

He also shows good hand usage and his motor is no concern as he’s a high energy player during and after the snap.  He can be the type of tone setter that defensive head coaches like Robert Saleh covet.

While he may lack the ideal bend you might want out of a player who spends time on the edge, his other traits allow him to be a presence on the outside.  Pairing a player like Adebawore with Quinnen Williams on the defensive interior could cause serious problems for guards and centers.

Wherever Adebawore lands come draft time, he’ll have a very good chance to contribute early on while developing into a high level starter at the pro level.

 

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That 40 time can't be right

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Just finished recording an episode of JN radio with Chris Schubert and unfortunately our conversation about Adebawore took place after we finished recording and were BSing.

He said the TDN staff watched him the other day and one of their scouts said if he played at Alabama, he'd easily be a top 15 pick.
 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, CTJetsFan said:

6'2 282lbs is small? He's one night at the all you can eat buffet away from 300 lbs.....with short and long speed.

Exactly.  Aaron Donald is 280.

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3 minutes ago, Bobby816 said:

I despise 40 times for lineman. Tell me when an IDL ever runs a 40 besides tracking down a fumble recovery?

Likely means he’s quick and athletic. Which does matter.

If you read the article that has all of his measurables, you'll see he has very strong traits in areas far more important than a 40.  The 40 is just being talked about because a 4.49 for a guy who weights 283 is unf***ingbelievable.

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1 hour ago, AFJF said:

If you read the article that has all of his measurables, you'll see he has very strong traits in areas far more important than a 40.  The 40 is just being talked about because a 4.49 for a guy who weights 283 is unf***ingbelievable.

Ya and Becton ran an unbelievable 40 for a man his size. What has that equaled? Injuries.

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51 minutes ago, AFJF said:

Good point.  Avoid athletic freaks because Greg Van Roten fell on the back of Becton's leg.

Looks like the draft is no longer a crapshoot.  We've cracked the code.

My point is merely that I can careless about 40 time. Bench press. Etc. Just watch film in game on guys. If they win their battles that’s what matters. Not how they test in in essence non football related tests.

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15 hours ago, CTJetsFan said:

That 40 time can't be right

To be fair, I believe that’s the fastest time anyone over 280 has run at the combine. So if his measurements look like something you haven’t seen before…I don’t think any of us have.

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18 hours ago, Beerfish said:

We let our ras god DT we had developed for two years go to pittsburgh so we could keep all he jags we let go this off season.

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Interesting how some of these guys grade off the charts on this RAS thing and suck when they hit the field. Don’t know squat about Adebawore. Just seems like a crapshoot to take him at 13 but in JD I trust. We defiantly need a DL, a T and a C, oh and a safety lol. 

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On 4/1/2023 at 9:24 AM, Bobby816 said:

My point is merely that I can careless about 40 time. Bench press. Etc. Just watch film in game on guys. If they win their battles that’s what matters. Not how they test in in essence non football related tests.

My point is that guys who look great on film will be talked about if they also happen to be able to do things that defy what we believe human beings to be capable of.

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