Amani Oruwariye, Penn State ( 6’1”/204)
Amani Oruwariye leaves Penn State after five years on campus and a decorated career as a lockdown cornerback in the Big Ten. After redshirting as freshman and playing sparingly the following year, Oruwariye finally jumped onto the scene for the Nittany Lions as a redshirt sophomore.
In his three years as a contributing corner and one year as an every down starter, Oruwariye totaled 106 tackles, eight interceptions, and 20 passes defended while returning one pick for six. Oruwariye excels as an outside zone and press corner while working on his well crafted technique and knowledge of the game and opposing schemes .
While lacking the hip movement and footwork of the most elite defensive backs, Oruwariye does very well for his size and does not let it hamper his play. With his raw athleticism, big frame and elite ball skills Amani has the potential to be a premiere corner in the NFL.
Amani is originally from the Tampa area and attended Gaither High School and was an all star caliber player that was considered a top-100 player in the state. A return home could pay off for both Oruwariye and the Bucs organization and could likely be pulled off on day-two of the draft.