BIOGRAPHY: Full-time starter and All-Conference selection the past two years. Numbers last season included 24/1/15 after 41/2/13 as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Well-sized cornerback with terrific ball skills. Quickly flips his hips transitioning to run with opponents, easily stays with wideouts downfield, and nicely positions himself to make a play on the throw. Stays with receivers out of their breaks and displays an explosive burst to the ball. Comes up the field to defend the run and plays with an aggressive style. Displays good overall awareness on the field.
NEGATIVES: Struggled with injuries as a junior and showed lots of inconsistency. Does not always play within himself and plays too aggressively. Has character issues, which must be looked into. Hurt his knee in late January training for the combine. Suffered a torn ligament and dislocated knee cap. Underwent surgery in March to repair the injury. Not expected to return from the injury until late September at the earliest.
ANALYSIS: Prior to his injury, Ikegwuonu possessed the basic skill and ability to be a starter at the next level. He must now return to full strength and show his surgically repaired knee isn.t permanently damaged. Even if he does that, Ikegwuonu needs to fine-tune his game and learn to play with more discipline to ever reach his potential.