Edefuan Ulofoshio Scouting Report
Edefuan Ulofoshio, LB Washington Huskies
With the college football season just ahead, and the 2021 NFL Draft behind us, we begin to scour the collegiate ranks to find the next elite talent. Last years draft class featured an almost can’t miss linebacker prospect in the form of Micah Parsons. Can the 2022 Draft class say the same? Most scouts and analysts think not. Our consensus top ILB in the upcoming draft would be Alabama star Christian Harris. After that who is next? Well if you like to root for the underdog look no further. Washington Huskies linebacker Edefuan Ulofoshio may be the guy for you.
How can you not root for a player whose last name literally translates to “not afraid of war?” The 6-1 235 lb. linebacker looks great on film. He most definitely does look ready for war on game days. After playing high school football for Bishop Gorman out of Nevada, Edefuan decided to walk on to the Huskies. After establishing himself as a difference maker, the team gave him a scholarship. Now with his scholarship in place he sets his sights on the NFL.
Some say he isn’t the elite athlete you look for in today’s game. However, when I see him play I see an elite player. Last season the Huskies played only four games and he recorded 47 tackles. Had he played a 12 game season he was on pace for 141 tackles. That’s a pure football player folks. He moves very well in congested areas and seems to have zero issue chasing the play down sideline to sideline in my opinion. His nose for the ball is top notch. He regularly wraps up well and makes good form tackles. When watching film, it seems almost unfair how easily he slips off of blockers. It’s almost as if he is covered in Vaseline.
Not only can Ulofoshio defend the run and tackle with the best of them, but he can drop into coverage with fluid hips for a man his size as well. During the 2020 season he put up 4 PD’s or one a game. I believe he is the ideal three down linebacker that teams covet in today’s NFL. He should solidify himself as an NFL talent this coming season. After receiving honorable mention All-American status from PFF and Phil Steele last season, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him actually claim that honor this year.
As I pointed out earlier, some question his overall athleticism. Therefore I’m interested in what he does at next years combine. However some players are just that good at what they do that you don’t worry so much. He looks fast enough on field. His instincts could continue to improve as well. If he could play a bit more instinctually, he may be able to create some more turnovers.
With the season just ahead, I may not be able to pronounce his name yet. Though I’m sure I’ll be hearing announcers calling it all year. So I should be able to pick it up. This young man flashes brilliance on field and his work ethic speaks for itself. If he continues to impress, don’t call me surprised if he works his way into round one or two consideration by years end.
Edefuan Ulofoshio has secured a spot on my players to watch this season and I’m truly excited to see him play in this coming season.