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Alex Okafor

26-Year-Old Defensive End – New Orleans Saints

2017 Defensive Stats

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43

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4.5

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2

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Saints signed Okafor this offseason after he spent the last four seasons in Arizona, where he played outside linebacker in the Cardinals' 3-4 scheme. The 26-year-old has showed flashes of dynamic ...

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2017 ADP:  193

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

STATUS:  OUT  (IR)     INJURY:  Achilles
HT: 6' 4"   WT: 260   DOB: 2/8/1991
College: Texas  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Alex Okafor Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Saints in March of 2017.

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Okafor was diagnosed with a torn Achilles after being evaluated Monday and will miss the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Alex Okafor NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 18 CFB 12 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 19 CFB 10 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 13 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 12 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 ARI 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 ARI 13 30 28 2 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 ARI 13 31 25 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 25 ARI 15 13 10 3 3.5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2017 26 NO 10 43 27 16 4.5 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Alex Okafor – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Defensive End

Snap Count Stats

486

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Alex Okafor was on the field for 486 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

43

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Alex Okafor was on the field for 43 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 613 46
2016 231 172
2017 486 43
Alex Okafor 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Min 54 6 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 59 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Car 46 3 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Mia 42 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Det 55 7 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 @GB 41 4 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 Chi 54 5 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 TB 44 4 6 3 3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Buf 41 2 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Was 50 4 6 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @LAR
13 Car
14 @Atl
15 NYJ
16 Atl
17 @TB

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Alex Okafor  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   260 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.78 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.40 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length:   33.88 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   112 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   21 reps
WEAK
New Orleans Saints Team Injury Report
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Dan Arnold  IR
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Nick Fairley  NFI
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John Kuhn  IR
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Alex Okafor: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Okafor hurt his leg Sunday against the Redskins and left the field on a cart, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Okafor recorded a sack in Sunday's win over the Bills to bring his season total up to 4.5.

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Okafor had six tackles (three solo) and a half-sack in Sunday's 30-10 win over the Buccaneers.

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Okafor had four tackles (three solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 26-17 win against the Packers.

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Okafor notched two tackles (both solo), a pass defensed, a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 52-38 win over the Lions.

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Okafor made five tackles (three solo) and notched his first sack as a Saint in Sunday's 34-13 win against the Panthers.

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Okafor started and recorded a sack, a quarterback hit and two tackles for a loss in about a quarter of action in the Saints' preseason game Sunday against the Chargers.

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Okafor is one of the leading candidates to start at defensive end for the Saints, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.

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Okafor agreed to a deal with the Saints on Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.

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Okafor (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2015

As a rookie in 2013, Okafor suffered a season-ending torn biceps in Week 3, and his recovery extended through the same point last season. In his third career appearance in Week 6 against Washington, he took advantage of a lacking situation at outside linebacker, recording four solo tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss, and two quarterback hits. As losses began to mount in the final two months, he put together the best stretch of his brief career, with six sacks from Weeks 10-16. Considering he logged 66 percent of the defensive snaps by season's end, he seems poised to emerge as a formidable pass rusher.

2014

During John Abraham's absence from the first half of the preseason, Okafor logged time as the starting weakside linebacker, which could extend into the regular season if Abraham is suspended for a June DUI arrest. Okafor himself has made just one appearance as a professional after sustaining a torn biceps in Week 3 last year, but during his final two collegiate campaigns at Texas, he displayed superior pass-rushing skills, totaling 19.5 sacks across 24 games.