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3-9, 4th in American Athletic - East

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted Falcons OL Andreas Knappe (6-8, 312) from UConn spending his Sunday afternoon playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with his buddies back at home in Denmark. (Photo courtesy of @Jpppace2). Knappe will report May 11 for rookie minicamp.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders second-rounder Obi Melifonwu said he was not expecting the Raiders to call him since he had only met with them at the combine. "The fact that you guys got Marshawn Lynch," Melifonwu said on a conference call with reporters, "that was the icing on the cake." He said he models his game after that of Kam Chancellor.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Raiders picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: 1. Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State; 2. Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut; 3. Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have selected UCLA DT Eddie Vanderdoes with the No. 88 overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft. The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder missed nearly the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL but started 12 games for the Bruins last fall, finishing with 28 stops, 1.5 behind the line of scrimmage.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Giants have selected QB Davis Webb. The Raiders are on the clock now for the No. 88 overall selection. They still have needs on the defensive line and at inside linebacker.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Obi Melifonwu has the range and movement skills to play the deep half or drop to the deep middle of the field. He looked smooth at Senior Bowl workouts. Melifonwu is not a true striker on contact, but his size and athletic ability is super rare. 6-foot-4, 224 pounds with 4.40 speed. Lot of upside here with the Raiders draft pick.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have selected UConn safety Obi Melifonwu with the No. 56 selection of the NFL draft.


Raiders land freakishly athletic Obi Melifonwu

Oakland used its second-round pick to get the Connecticut safety, who caught everyone's attention at the NFL scouting combine.

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64dBrendan C. Hall

Meet Obi Melifonwu, the NFL draft's biggest workout freak

He had just one scholarship offer out of high school, but five years later, every NFL team is well-aware of Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu after his off-the-charts workouts at the combine.

Melifonwu oversees SportsCenter mini-combine (1:54)
Melifonwu wants to be the GOAT (0:55)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me UConn safety Obi Melifonwu had a private meeting today with Bucs defensive backs coach Brett Maxie. He had a really solid pro day Wednesday. Showed great movement, fluidity, footwork and was explosive when he accelerated. Scouts really like his length too. He posted a 44-inch vertical at the combine (one inch off the combine all-time record) and his 6-foot-4 frame gives him the ability to match up against bigger receivers and tight ends.

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97dTodd McShay

Obi Melifonwu cracks Todd McShay's Top 32

After starring at the combine, Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu is on the rise, climbing all the way to No. 30 on Todd McShay's list.

British-born combine star Melifonwu aiming to make jump to NFL (4:00)
McShay impressed with Melifonwu (1:58)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

UConn safety Obi Melifonwu (6-foot-4, 224 pounds) is lighting up the Combine testing. 4.46 40 (u). 44" vertical jump. 11'9" broad jump. Rare combination of size and athleticism in the secondary. He had a really good week at the Senior Bowl. Much more fluid than I expected playing the deep middle of the field and rolling to the deep half (Cover 2). Draft stock is on the rise.

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149dTodd McShay

Melifonwu's stock rising fast

UConn safety Obi Melifonwu showed the size and speed that had scouts raving at the Senior Bowl this week.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Senior Bowl: After watching practice, these four defensive players improved their draft stock this week in Mobile -- LB Haason Reddick (Temple), DB Cam Sutton (Tennessee), DT Jaleel Johnson (Iowa) and S Obi Melifonwu (UConn).

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151dAdam Rittenberg

Entrance exam: Grading the college football coaching hires

Time -- and wins and losses -- will ultimately tell if the hires during this coaching cycle made the dean's list, but it's not too early to review how the new 21 head coaches are doing so far.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Senior Bowl: Safety to watch today in full pads -- Obi Melifonwu (UConn). 6-foot-4, 219 pounds. Has the frame of a nickel linebacker. Movement skills. Can track the ball too. Rare athleticism given his size at the position. Opportunity today to impress pro scouts during inside run period and team drills. Get downhill and hit.

Huskies' pro day workouts set for March 21

UConn is scheduled to hold its pro day for this year's draft-eligible prospects on March 21 at 8 a.m. Pro day schedules

Luginbill defends UConn's decision to part with recruit (1:41)
Greeny outraged by Edsall pulling scholarship (2:12)

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