The savior for the Penn State Nittany Lions to open the 2018 regular season against a stingy opponent with the Appalachian State Mountaineers, defensive back Amani Oruwariye deserves to get some good looks during the Senior Bowl. One of his three interceptions this past season came in that narrow victory for Penn State over Appalachian State.
Oruwariye brings the prototypical size that NFL scouts are looking for out of a next level defensive back to the table. His measurables should along garner him some extra recognition as a day two selection for the 2019 NFL Draft. At 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, Oruwariye has the size to contend with a good portion of NFL wide receivers.
Moreover, there’s more names to watch for the North Team than for the South Team in this Senior Bowl. Oruwariye is one of the numerous corners on this team that could standout in Senior Bowl practice this week. According to accounts from Pro Football Weekly, Oruwariye “opened eyes” with some of his workouts in the early portion of Senior Bowl week.
Numerous teams that have needs at cornerback could dig deep to find Oruwariye in what is a thin draft class at this position. Pro Football Weekly mentioned the Oakland Raiders as a possible suitor for Oruwariye. But, the number of teams interested in scouting him will be growing as Senior Bowl week moves along.