Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah 2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Name: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
Position: Linebacker/Safety
College: Notre Dame
Height: 6’1 1/2”
Weight: 221 lbs (pro day)

Overall Rank: No. 14 overall
Position Rank: LB2 / S2

Strengths: Owusu-Koramoah cut his teeth as a special teams standout at Notre Dame before exploding onto the scene as a versatile linebacker. He’s explosive, athletic and instinctive. He’a also a defensive chess piece with the skills to rush, stop the run, and play in coverage. Slightly undersized, Owusu-Koramoah is an ideal space player in today’s game where he can drop into soft zones, matchup in man coverage against tight ends, or rush off the edge as a blitzer. Smart, mature and an excellent leader, Owusu-Koramoah also has the range to be deployed in whatever role his coaches need him to play. As tackler he’s effective if not always under control and brings a surprisingly aggressive demeanor to the field to match a fun-loving personality off it. With versatility at linebacker/safety so important in the NFL today, Owusu-Koramoah perfectly fits the mold of a weakside linebacker or walked-up safety.

Weaknesses: Size concerns will come up for teams, especially those running a 3-4 scheme. Owosu-Koramoah can be too aggressive at the point of contact and needs to learn to throttle down at times. He can be a step slow diagnosing the play but his speed has covered up his mistakes there to date. Taking on blocks in the run game is his weakest point; which is why he may be seen as more of a safety than linebacker.

What I Love: At the Notre Dame pro day, Owusu-Koramoah did defensive line, linebacker and safety drills. If that doesn’t point to his versatility, nothing will. His NFL scheme fit will matter, but JOK should thrive in the pros if he can find the right match as a coach.

NFL Comparison: Jamal Adams

Grade: 91/100

Position Specific Traits:

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Athletic Ability: +++

Football IQ/Instincts: ++

Pass Coverage: +++

Pass Rush: ++

Run Defense: +

Tackling: ++