Anecdotal: As a liberal Arts major this player was the number one defensive end recruit in the nation and has made a seemless transition to defensive tackle. A former track star, defensive standout, running back, and basketball player at Grayson High School in Georgia. He is the son of a cardiologist and a politician, and the brother of Ole Miss Rebels linebacker Denzel.

Robert Nkemdiche
Robert Nkemdiche
Robert Nkemdiche
Robert Nkemdiche
Robert Nkemdiche
Robert Nkemdiche
Robert Nkemdiche
Robert Nkemdiche

Name: Robert Nkemdiche         Number: 5

University: Ole Miss

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6'4

Weight: 296

Age: 20

Class: Junior

Secondary Position: 34 Defensive End

Projected Range: Round 1

All Star Games and Camps:
  1. NA
  2. NA

All-Star Numbers
Pro Day Combine
Forty Yard Dash: NA NA
Bench Press: NA NA
Vertical Jump: NA NA
Broad Jump NA NA
Three Cone Drill NA NA
Twenty Yard Shutle NA NA
Forty Yard Dash NA NA

Career Statistics:

Games Played:



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Passes Defended:

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Fumbles Recovered:


  • Tackling

  • Athleticism

  • Quickness

  • Run Stopping

  • Potential

  • Versatility


  • Leverage

  • Rush Moves

  • Footwork and Hands

  • Breakdown

    Attribute Ratings
    Strength: First Step:
    Speed: Rush Moves:
    Football IQ: Hands:
    Arm Length: Work Ethic:
    Upper Body Mechanics: Size:
    Footwork: Red Flags:

    Final Thought:

    This is an excellent draft class for Ole Miss and at the head of it is a player with enough physical tools to be not only a top ten selection but also a perennial pro bowl defensive tackle for years to come. Nkemdiche is also versatile enough to play 34 defensive end. He needs to work on his hand placement and foot movement after he gets into place to get past the offensive lineman, but he is currently the top defensive lineman in 2016.