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S Obi Melifonwu goes to the Raiders in the 2nd round

By PFF Analysis Team
Apr 28, 2017
Oakland Raiders

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MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 28: Connecticut Safety Obi Melifonwu #20 of the North Team poses after the 2017 Resse's Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama. The South defeated the North 16-15. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
  • With the 56th overall pick in the NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders selected safety Obi Melifonwu out of Connecticut.
  • Melifonwu made a name for himself by being a standout performer in the NFL combine.
  • He recorded 20 run stops in 2016, tied for the most in the AAC.
  • In 2016, his 12.9 tackling efficiency (missing 1 tackle every 12.9 attempts) was tops in the AAC. He missed 9 tackles across 865 snaps.
  • Melifonwu’s overall grade of 82.2 was the highest for safeties in the AAC.

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