Friday, April 14, 2017

UConn's Melifonwu making the rounds

It seems like every morning that I log into Twitter I see a posting about former UConn safety Obi Melifonwu being part of a top 30 visit to another NFL team.

I've seen reports of him visiting Dallas, San Francisco, Carolina, Cleveland, Washington, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and today he is in Miami. With nearly two weeks until the draft, I would imagine that there would be more of these visits set up for Melifonwu. I saw a report that he was expected to take a top 30 visit to Seattle but I'm not sure if that has taken place yet.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Melifonwu opened plenty of eyes during practices at the Senior Bowl, the NFL Scouting Combine and the pro day at UConn. With a 4.4 40-yard dash, 44-inch vertical and broad jump of 11-9, Melifonwu is one of the most intriguing athletes available in the draft.

The first round is April 27 and there's a good chance that Melifonwu could join Donald Brown and Byron Jones as the UConn players selected in the first round of the NFL draft.


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