OG Rees Odhiambo – Boise State
The offensive guard class in this year’s draft is not very depth in scouts’ eyes. However, prospects like Odhiambo are viewed as very intriguing late round pick. He has the size of a prototypical NFL lineman, but durability issues are keeping his draft stock from rising any higher than the fifth round.
Odhiambo was starting left tackle for three seasons at Boise State. Unfortunately, he has not been able to start more than nine games in any season due to injuries. The most significant injury he has suffered is a broken ankle, which he suffered this past season.
Scouts believe Odhiambo could play either offensive tackle or offensive guard. They think his raw athleticism will help perform well at either position. He also relies proper technique and footwork to block opponents rather than strictly relying on his physical gifts. He has quick hands and does well staying attached to opposing defensive linemen.
Everyone knows the Indianapolis Colts’ struggles along the offensive line. Odhiambo is not going to be an instant starter for the Colts in 2016. If the Colts do draft him, he does have the skills to be a fill-in starter if injuries plague them again in 2016. Eventually, he could develop into a starting right offensive guard or tackle.
The Colts watched Odhiambo very closely at the Boise State Pro Day. The interest is there. The only concern for the Colts is where they will be able to draft him.
Ideally, the Indianapolis Colts probably would have liked to have seen if he could have fallen into the sixth round. However, they currently do not have a sixth round pick. They probably would consider taking Odhiambo in fifth round.
Next: RB Marshaun Coprich