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2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Defensive Tackles

2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Defensive Tackles

DT: Ruke Orhorhoro | Clemson

Defensive Tackle
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 297
  • School: Clemson
  • Class: Senior
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Orhorhoro has raw athletic ability and legitimate quickness off the snap. Penetrates with ease and keeps offensive linemen off balance. Lined up all over the line of scrimmage with most of his snaps as a versatile 3-technique. Athleticism will travel along the defensive line. Relied far too much on his explosion and power. Has to find other ways to win his one-on-ones other than a nasty bull rush. Should come with time and with the right development. Sloppy technique was his undoing against top college competition.

OVERVIEW: Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Orhorhoro made the move to the United States when he was 9 years old and took a liking to basketball once in grade school. However, he made the switch to football as a junior in high school and immediately excelled on the gridiron. Because of his inexperience prior to major college football, he still exhibits raw ability that NFL teams will covet. It's paired with two All-ACC caliber seasons and over 1,500 college snaps to his credit as well. It'll be interesting to see how teams use his versatility. 

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