4. Victor Ochi
Victor Ochi is one of the most exciting undrafted free agents I have ever seen. Ochi is from Stony Brook, a school you may not have heard from. That’s the biggest reason Ochi went undrafted. Ochi has incredible explosive ability and speed that makes him a dangerous pass rusher. The 6’1″ 246 pound outside linebacker ran a 4.86 second 40 yard dash at the NFL combine.
Bleacher Report’s Justis Mosqueda did a piece that named the best undrafted free agent trying to make each team. This is what Mosqueda had to say about Ochi:
"Bending around the edge and changing up his play speed to beat offensive linemen are not strengths of his, but he functions well enough in those areas to complement his length-and-strength play style. The Ravens have an ongoing theme of bringing in aggressive, relentless front-seven players, and Ochi fits that bill to perfection."
This analysis from the Bleacher Report columnist is both spot on and exciting. It points to a player that has humble beginnings and all the things that you cannot coach. Ochi is an amazing talent. Now we just need to see if Ochi can become an amazing NFL football player.
What Ochi needs to do, is provide value on special teams. Every year a promising player makes waves on special teams. This is the way he has to get on the roster. Through special teams excellence he will earn a spot on the team. Eventually he will be competing for a play-making role on the defense.
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