Flashes the ability to play off blocks in the run game and does a much better job when asked to defend perimeter runs. Has the athleticism to beat linemen to a spot, use his natural power to fight off a block and close on the play. But far too often he allows himself to get sealed/driven backward when run at because he struggles to keep his base down and extend his arms into contact. Is a good athlete, but lacks the type of elite quick-twitch ability to consistently make plays crashing down the line on runs away from his frame.
Impression: More of an athlete than football player at this stage who possesses an intriguing skill set and does flash some big-play ability. However, he really struggles to control blocks at the point in both the run and pass game, and as of now, he looks nothing more than a late-round guy to me."
Positive: Serviceable defensive prospect with adequate size and playing skill. Plays with good pad level and balance and uses his hands to get off blocks. Effective making plays in the box, fluid changing direction, and displays skill pursuing the action laterally. Gets depth on drops and flashes the ability to make plays in space.
Negative: Lacks a closing burst and possesses only a short spurt of speed. Controlled at the point by a single blocker.
Analysis: Egbuniwe did a solid job at the outside linebacker position in Georgia Tech's 3-4 alignment this season, the spot which he projects to in the NFL. More of a player that will fill out the two deep, he has enough athleticism and awareness to play at the next level."
Anthony spent his true freshman year at Tulsa University, and got into ten games. He then transferred to Georgia Tech, and had to sit out the entire 2007 season due to the transfer rule. In 2008, he was a backup DE and got in on various STs. He tallied just 2 tackles that season.
In 2009, Anthony Moved into the starting lineup in mid-September at defensive end and played in 12 games, notching 19 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup.
In 2010, Anthony switched to OLB, and he managed 61 total tackles, 3 TFLs, a sack, a PBU and a FF.
Strengths: Late bloomer with good size. Has worked hard to improve, and has gotten better every year. Has proven he can play OLB or 4-3 DE. Has been pretty productive at both slots when fuly healthy. Has enough of the triangle numbers to interest NFL teams. Decent tackler. Could be a factor covering TEs with development.
Weaknesses: Lanky and gangly. Odd gait. Doesn't look all that athletic despite his size and speed. Kind of an OLB-DE tweener. Can be cut block easily. Has a lot to learn as a football player still, but is not young. Not all that instinctive. Wastes steps and takes poor angles. Pure project, with some skills to build on.
Projection: Priority UDFA who could slip into the late rounds if he impresses in the post-season."