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New England Patriots AFC East
 
Obi Melifonwu • #22 • S
Status:On practice squad
Ht/Wt:6'4", 224 lbs.
Born:Apr 5, 1994 (25 yrs)
Hometown:South Grafton, MA
College:Connecticut
Experience:2 years
Drafted:Drafted by Oakland in 2017 (2/56).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2018.
Scouting Report
A good interceptions guy who with top-tier hands and anticipation. Always around the ball, and makes a lot of tackles. A burner downfield, and a truly elite leaper who can win jump balls against anyone. Has good strength for an NFL d-back for jamming and bodying receivers, and is very tall too (a real asset against big opponents). Needs to prove he has the short-space quickness to excel in the NFL, and must show he has the lateral agility to get the job done on pure coverage assignments. Can do more to regularly bust up passes downfield.
Long Range Potential: Potential star defensive back.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NFL Super Bowl 2018 (LIII - New England)
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