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2018 Prospect Preview: Duke Ejiofor dominant for Demon Deacons

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - NOVEMBER 5: Quarterback Kurt Benkert #6 of the Virginia Cavaliers is brought down by defensive lineman Duke Ejiofor #53 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and defensive lineman Josh Banks #40 during the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game on November 5, 2016 at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

  • Duke Ejiofor adds to a stacked ACC edge class for 2018 as a current projected Day 2 pick on the PFF Big Board. His 82.1 overall grade last season derived almost equally from both the run and pass aspects of the game.
  • Ejiofor has the ability to win on the inside from the edge using the arm-over technique. He ranked 15th in snaps per inside pressure (24.3).
  • While his pass-rushing has always been a strength, Ejiofor’s improved his run defense each of the last three years – 45.1, 68.1, 78.9 in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.
  • Ejiofor converted 11 of his 36 total pressures into sacks last year, an impressive rate of 30.6 percent.

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