Biography: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore season. Senior totals included 73 tackles/1 interceptions/6 pass breakups after 89/1/5 as a junior in 2009. Played in two games to start the 2010 campaign then was sidelined with a knee injury.
Positives: Strong, physical safety with an explosive game. Sells out in run defense, delivers crunching hits and goes hard after the ballcarrier. Quickly diagnoses plays, fluid changing directions and has the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack. Breaks down well, has an explosive burst of closing speed and takes good angles to the action. Displays good anticipation in coverage, has solid range in center field and plays with great suddenness.
Negatives: Has poor hands for interceptions and average ball skills. Struggles in one-on-one coverage situations.
Analysis: Ihenacho was productive on the college level and is constantly around the ball making plays. He's a legitimate NFL prospect who can line up at strong safety and in a zone system, and he should be productive on special teams.
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