Ogunjobi did well in Indianapolis. PHOTO CREDIT: Charlotte Sports Information

Ogunjobi impresses at combine

Prior to the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock said that former Charlotte 49ers interior defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi was “probably a second round pick.”

Ogunjobi may have sealed that designation and worked himself into a higher position after he posted a strong performance at the Combine over the weekend.

Ogunjobi’s official 40 yard dash time was 4.97 seconds, with a 1.77 second 10-yard split. He was clocked unofficially at 5.09 seconds with a 1.84 10-yard split on his first attempt. After his first attempt, Mayock remarked “solid time at 305 pounds.”

“We don’t see a whole lot of Charlotte players here at the combine,” Mayock remarked before Ogunjobi’s first 40 yard dash attempt. “And the first tape I put in was Temple and I was like okay, we got something here. The more I watched, the more I liked this kid.

He’s got quickness and burst. He works really hard. They had him in a two gap system but when they let him go one-gap you could see it. I think he’s got a chance to be a really good player.”

The rest of Ogunjobi’s numbers are as follows:

  • Bench press: 26 reps of 225 pounds.
  • Vertical jump: 32 inches.
  • Broad jump: 116 inches.
  • 3 Cone Drill: 7.55 seconds.
  • 20 yard shuttle: 4.75 seconds.

Ogunjobi posted better numbers across the board over Jonathan Allen of Alabama, Caleb Brantley of Florida and Malik McDowell of Michigan State in both jump categories and the bench press.

Those three and Ogunjobi were listed as Mayock’s top four interior defensive lineman for this draft class.

Only McDowell posted a better 40 yard dash time and only Allen posted a better 3 Cone Drill time. Ogunjobi did not outpace any of those three individuals in the 20 yard shuttle.

Next for Ogunjobi will be his pro day at Jerry Richardson Stadium on March 15. Other than Ogunjobi, participants have not been announced yet. However, a number of 49ers should participate.

Quote to note

“Boy I wouldn’t want to be in that man’s way.” ~Rich Eisen of NFL Network as Ogunjobi attempted his first 40 yard dash.

From the web

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated listed Ogunjobi as a player who boosted his stock on Sunday.


Aaron Curry is one proud defensive lineman coach:

And we’ll leave the last word to the man himself.