The Tennessee Titans will host Minnesota defensive lineman Esezi Otomewo for a top-30 visit this week, according to Ben Arthur of The Tennessean, who also notes Otomewo is projected to be drafted late Day 2 or later.
According to Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network, the 6-foot-6, 282-pound lineman’s ideal role is as a 4-3 defensive end.
Minnesota defensive lineman Esezi Otomewo is an intriguing developmental defensive lineman that offers prototypical size, length, and power to serve as a hand-in-the-dirt base end at the NFL level. The redshirt senior (not including added COVID-19 eligibility) prospect is someone I would still consider to be raw as a player, but he’s physically developed into the kind of body that you’d like to think you can find production from. Given his role in the Minnesota defensive front, I’m not sure this is someone who has been given a lot of opportunities to develop his pass-rush skill set and it would appear as though there’s some potential lurking under the surface to tap into. Otomewo is a powerful player with heavy hands and a lot of length. I’d like him best in a gap-control defense that asks him to stack and read blocks before implementing shedding techniques and continuing in pursuit of the football. Teams looking for organic pass rush help are probably going to need to search elsewhere, but as an early-down defender, I see plenty of appeal and even some versatility for Otomewo to step inside and help play as an interior defender.
Ideal role: Base 4-3 defensive end
Over four years with the Golden Gophers, Otomewo tallied 81 tackles (13.5 for loss), 7.5 sacks, and one forced and recovered fumble. In 2021, he finished with 30 tackles (4.5 for loss) and three sacks.
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