Amani Oruwariye, Penn State
The Tampa Bay native, Amani Oruwariye out of Penn State also fits the bill of a big, physical corner to play on the outside against the NFC South elites. This writer’s top cornerback in the class will not have to wait long tonight to hear his name called.
The Nittany Lion cornerback saw significant playing time over the last three years, and in that span tallied eight career interceptions and 20 passes defended; seven picks and 18 pass break ups came over the last two years of his collegiate career.
Oruwariye is one of the bigger corners in this class, measuring in at the combine at 6’1½ and 205 pounds. Do not let the size fool you, Oruwariye has speed to burn as well, running a 4.47 second 40 yard dash and an impressive 6.82 second 3-cone drill. Additionally he hit 17 reps on the bench press, 36.5 inches on his vertical jump, and 10 feet on his broad jump.
If the Buccaneers provided Oruwariye the chance at returning home and to be the next shut down cornerback in Tampa Bay, it could pay big dividends for both parties. Keep an eye on Oruwariye as the 39th pick in the draft rolls around.