Robert Nkemdiche
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
6.80
Starter

Robert Nkemdiche

Defensive Tackle
Ole Miss
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 294
  • 40-Yard: 4.87
  • Arm: 33 ⅞
  • Hand: 10 ¾

Strong Points

Has very good size, strength, power and overall athleticism. Runs very well for a big man. Flashes ability to dominate at the point of attack. Flashes good hand use and knows how to play with leverage. While he doesn’t get many sacks, he does get pressures. Knows how to put together counter moves. Can be very disruptive in the run game.

Weak Points

Has some off-field concerns that need to be addressed. Overall production is low for a player of his talent level. Only has 7.0 career sacks with 3.0 coming in the 2015 season. Has a tendency to play with his head down and lose sight of ball. Doesn't play with consistent aggressiveness.

The Way We See It

This player is a bit of an enigma. His production doesn’t come close to matching his talent. Granted, he is often double-teamed, but he does not play with a consistent aggressiveness. Flashes dominating ability just not consistent with it. Has all the physical tools necessary to be a top player. Has size, speed, strength and power. The sky is the limit as far as upside, but because of his inconsistency he also has a lot of downside. His off-field issues have to be looked at closely. His talent level says top 10 pick, but he may end up getting drafted lower than that.