Originally posted by buck:
On the explosive power index Okoye rating is 1.13 which is the highest of any defensive linemen in the draft.
Any value over 1.05 is considered elite. Sheldon Richardson had a 1.04; Nick Williams- 1.05, Brandon Williams-1.09
On the speed score metric, which adjusts the 40 time using weight and height, Okoye gets a 117.01. Wide receiver Patterson had a 113.7.
The true freak of nature is Lane Johnson. Johnson had a 1.221.
Okoye clearly has the physical capability required. His athletic background suggests he has the required drive and determination.
The rise of Ziggy Ansah and Menelik Watson suggest that Okoye could be a serviceable player relatively quickly.
Being trained by Jim Tomsula, working alongside of Justin Smith, and under the oversight of Vic Fangio, it is not unreasonable to think that this young man could become a good player in around two years.
There are no guarantees, and much is going to depend on if he has a mean streak, and how deep that streak runs.
Interesting post. I have no idea what those numbers mean but it sounds pretty good!