Wedge Scouting Report: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

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   In my galaxy they have a saying, “Ifo Elpre-Olomu” which means You are covered in a blanket.  Wow this cornerback can play!  The Ducks are not known for there defense but they have some very solid defensive prospects in this draft starting with Ifo.

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     The first time I saw Ifo play was in 2013 against Brandin Cooks, a WR who would be drafted by the Saints.  Cooks ate the opposition alive for most of 2013…until Ifo happened.  When Ifo happens, Ifo hurts.  Like Cooks, Ifo is a little guy standing 5’9 and weighing 195 lbs.  Don’t let that fool you, he will come up and make the big hit on the ball carrier.

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     Do the Dolphins need a CB?  Is he a good fit?  Well who knows what happens on the other side of Grimes in 2015.  Oregon plays a lot of off zone coverage, so on its face, it seems like Ifo might be a good fit.

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     Ifo is quite the ball hawk/duck.  He had 9 career interceptions at Oregon.  Although undersized he has shown the ability to win the ball at the point of attack.  His speed and his instincts are probably his strength.  He can be an elite CB in the NFL, although some experts think he is best suited to play nickel – but I will submit to you that they always say that about little guys, so take it with a grain of Venus Worm Powder.

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     One negative thing to be aware of is that Ifo tore his ACL in 2014 which caused him to miss the end of the season and the post season.  Then again Brent Grimes tore his Achilles Tendon in 2012 and managed to play at a pro bowl level for the Dolphins.  The injury might cause Ifo to fall to the 2nd round, maybe even later – he might end up being a steal to somebody.

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If I was going to compare Ifo to an Alien Weapon of Destruction I would compare him to the Sticky Slime of the Zuryian Moon.  You can try to get it off you – but Ifo is stuck on you.

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455 Responses to Wedge Scouting Report: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

  1. Silly Tim says:

    Mike E, I think targeting a solid guard the way we did with Earl Mitchell at DT last year is the way to go. A guy who’s developed and the arrow is pointing up. 4 years $16M isn’t crazy for a 26-27 year old entering his prime. We can’t keep waiting for rookies to develop, that’s not going to help the team win in 2015, the pinnacle season. If we go OL early in the draft he has to be ready to play and be good. If not it’s just phase 3 of Thomas and Turner. The next year…..

    I want a younger version of Colledge, a solid pro. His career is winding down at 33 years of age. Get the younger version of that without breaking the bank.

  2. Ken says:

    Dbolt:
    That sign about L’ael Collins was from 2012. It was obviously an attempt to motivate him and others. But its significance from 2 seasons ago is highly suspect. It bears further investigation but it may be nothing at all.

    • dbolt48 says:

      Which is why I think Landry would be valuable getting feedback from.

      • Ken says:

        True. I also think based on how well he had played and by how highly ranked he is by many scouts that whatever red flag was there seems to have corrected itself. Just my hunch.

  3. dbolt48 says:

    I swear sometimes when I hear people talk about Tannehill you would think this is our QB:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmh5e-9bn8w

  4. Ken says:

    Tim:
    My feeling on OL is break the bank and sign Iupati at OG. Tannehill is entering his prime. Now is not the time to skimp on the OL. Now is the time to put the best pieces around him.

    • Silly Tim says:

      I agree, I don’t think you HAVE to go that route ($$$$$$$$$) though.

      • Ken says:

        An OL of a healthy Albert, Iupati, Pouncey, Turner and James could be really nice. Yes you are spending dollars but they would be well spent if you can keep Tanny upright and open some holes for Miller in the process. We would win a lot of games that way.

  5. Ken says:

    Alright folks my evening drive by is done. I had long day and I need my beauty rest. Peace to you all.

  6. Randy says:

    There were plenty of times when Tanny had the protection, and he still couldn’t make the play. Some of you fellas act like he never had more than a scond to make a throw. I watched him stand there in the pocket with plenty of times and still miss throws…important throws, throws that would’ve gotten big first downs or would’ve put points on the board. I also watched him make terrible throws for INTs that changed the game…and I don’t care if he made a TD saving tackle afterwards. He also fumbled…what…about 10-12 times? Tanny struggled often the first half of the season. He’d have a good half or a good quarter and struggle the rest of the game. That’s what I saw. If someone else saw something else…so be it. We’ll disagree.

    And the reason I harp on Tanny so much…other than it making people,pee themselves….is that this team is going nowhere until he starts putting up 30-35 Tds a year…at the least. Having a QB that can elevate the team to a win is a big asset….and the NFL is set up for it. Tanny wasn’t THE reason we lost most games, but it’s not like he went out there and got wins in games that were there to be won either. I don’t remember a single game that we won BECAUSE of him. Maybe the second to last game, but the opponent wasn’t exactly putting forth much effort that game either. That’s what worries me the most going forward. Can he be the sort of QB who can get us those extra 3-4 wins a year all by himself? I’m just not convinced he is yet. Is that such a bad or controversial thing to say about a guy who hasn’t even gotten his team to the playoffs in 3 years? I want the team to succeed…not just a player. I guess we’ll find out more this season. I hope he can lead us to the playoffs.

    And I don’t dislike the kid…I’m just not as confident that his ceiling is as high as some think it is. I don’t care if he…or any player….has nice stats if we don’t start winning more. I’m sick of sucking.

    • Try Pod says:

      Randy,
      I don’t understand why some find your opinion so offensive. I tend to agree with you about him. And you are right- the league is set up for qb’s to be successful, and turret he is not exceptional or even above average. He could not have accomplished what he did this last season a decade earlier, when there was more freedom to hit the qb and more contact down field with receivers. He is a nice kid, I think he is good, not great, and not on the cusp of greatness. I admire his toughness and apparent positive attitude under oftentimes bad circumstances, but I am not convinced he would be all that much more successful behind Brady’s line; I think his numbers would be the same. But you are a hater for pointing this out.
      Frickin’ herd of liberals…

      • Try Pod says:

        Turret? I have no clue- I just woke up to have coffee before I take Lilly the cat to the vet.

      • dbolt48 says:

        Try,
        You can try and assume that, but I’ll will tell you something 100% guaranteed, Brady would’ve been much lees successful than Tannehill behind this porous OL. Much worse QB under pressure. Also I’m not sure he’d make it through the year.

    • dbolt48 says:

      Randy,
      The issue isn’t wanting to see Tannehill improve, the issue is the utter denial from you on our OL. Facts are facts, pass efficiency wise they were graded out as the 31st team in the league. They also gave up the most pressures by a long margin with 210 & it wasn’t close. You say everyone else acts like he never had time in the pocket….hello, we watched the same games and they were horrible. They had moments when they got in a groove, but it wasn’t good enough. Now I’ll admit it was a tough situation with all the injuries upfront, but I’m not going to say they did a good job when they were horrible. Im the first person to say the game is won and loss in the trenches on both sides of the ball….guess what, that proved true through the year. That’s why I wouldn’t mind seeing the team pickup Tomlindon at OGS round 1. Also in regards to simplifying the offense, do you realize Gibson, Wallace, & Matthews were still struggling to lineup correctly at the end of the season. Also early in the season the all 22 showed multiple WRs ruining the same routes and sitting in the same zones? So I think more went into the simplification of the offense rather than Tannehill & the OL

  7. dbolt48 says:

    P.S. Not trying to be a prick!

  8. Try Pod says:

    Dbolt,
    Why is it that when someone says something that is the least bit critical about Tannehill, it’s akin to someone calling someone’s mom a whore? I didn’t say he sucks, I didn’t say he is the worst. Secondly, where did I make any assumption? I said I want convinced he would do better. I do think Brady would have done better behind our line years ago, but not now.
    My point, and Randy’s, I think, is that done of the blame is Tannehill’s, too.

    • Try Pod says:

      Done of the= some of the

    • dbolt48 says:

      Right, you weren’t covinced he’d do better behind Brady’s line, that’s an assumption, just like I’m convinced he would which is an assumption on my part😆. And know it’s fair to say Ryan needs to continue to grow his game, but let’s not make up stuff like he had plenty of time to pass when statistics show otherwise. When I call out the OL for their play I also admit they were essentially in a no win situation with all the injuries, but at the same time their results are what they are. I don’t care who you have at QB, if you’re not winning up front….you’re not winning. Just too add to the Brady thing…he’s always been a heaping pile of shit with no time to throw the ball. Like I said in regards to aspects of Ryans game you want to see improve I have no issue with, but my issue is the incorrect alternate portrayal of line play etc. This entire team needs to step up next year, Ryan included, but the OL needs to be healthy and improve OG play if we are going anywhere in 2015…..also improved depth.

      • Try Pod says:

        It’s not an assumption- I said I don’t know. He could do better, he could do worse. If I said I thought he’d do better or worse, THAT would be an assumption.
        And I don’t blame Tannehill for everything that’s wrong with the team, nor does Randy from what I have read. But he deserves his share of the blame, too. Yes, the line was inconsistent. Yes, there were injuries. Yes (even though like Tannehill, apparently they’re above reproach), there were q questionable coaching decisions.. And YES, Tannehill did not always make the right play. I think that’s all anyone is saying. I think Randy is just tired of people acting like Tannehill had no culpability in what went down, and tired of people getting their panties bunched when the least criticism is pointed his way- I know I am. And for the umpteenth time, I hope he gets better, I hope he’s the second coming, I want more than anything to be wrong. But I am not convinced he will ever be more than what he had shown, which can be good enough if everything else is fixed. Flacco, Johnson, Dilfer, Simms, Hofstetler all won a super bowl without being perfect. It’s absolutely fine if he joins that list.

      • dbolt48 says:

        That’s fine as everyone is entitled to their beliefs, but that is not what Randy has gotten at. His track record has shown a strong denial of the OL being bad while blaming Tannehill instead. Once again I haven’t seen anyone say Tannehill doesn’t need to improve, but statistically he was good enough that we should have been in the playoffs & his play on the field this year wasn’t the reason we weren’t in the playoffs. I’ll say this though if you guys get tired of me pointing out facts when I see bull shit being posted about him get ready to take a nap because Ill be here to point it out 😆

      • Try Pod says:

        Ok- do what you gotta do. Just remember to point out the facts each way. And Randy does that to piss off the Tanneshills. There have been multiple times when he had confessed to this.

  9. dbolt48 says:

    Try,
    I know he likes to BB. Ok heading to a kids BD party. Have a good day bud!

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