Jeff Okudah

Jeff Okudah

22-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Detroit Lions
IR
Injury Achilles
Est. Return 3/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
One of the biggest storylines for the Lions in 2020 was the play of Okudah, who Pro Football Focus graded as one of the NFL's worst cornerbacks. However, the third overall pick in last year's draft may not have been set up to succeed due to lack of a traditional first offseason and an incompetent coaching staff. There also wasn't a preseason to acclimate to the pros, and a hamstring injury forced Okudah to sit out Week 1. If that wasn't enough, he allegedly played through a groin issue he suffered at Ohio State that prompted him to have season-ending surgery in December. Fortunately, reports suggest he'll be healthy for training camp. Whether that's enough to get Okudah on track to fulfill his draft standing remains to be seen, but he did average more than five tackles per game as a rookie. Read Past Outlooks
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IDP
$Signed a four-year, $33.53 million contract with the Lions in July of 2020.
Lands on IR
CBDetroit Lions
Achilles
September 13, 2021
The Lions placed Okudah (Achilles) on injured reserve Monday.
ANALYSIS
As expected, Okudah lands on IR after rupturing his Achilles in the second half of the season opener. Rookie third-round pick Ifeatu Melifonwu will likely step into the starting role while the 2020 first-round pick spends the rest of the season and upcoming offseason recovering from surgery.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Detroit LionsLions 2021 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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68861%
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18166%
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484%
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434%
2911%
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2021 Jeff Okudah Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jeff Okudah's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
202 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.0 in
 
Broad Jump
135 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
32.63 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jeff Okudah
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Corner Report: Week 3
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74 days ago
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Corner Report: Week 1
Corner Report: Week 1
79 days ago
79 days ago
The Colts could have a problem with DK Metcalf, especially if CB1 Xavier Rhodes (calf) can't play.
2021 NFL Team Previews: Detroit Lions
123 days ago
In the aftermath of the failed Matt Patricia experiment and with Matthew Stafford no longer under center, the Lions have nowhere to look but up as they set about on another rebuild.
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Taking Okudah third overall in the draft was one of the best possible transition plans from longtime stalwart Darius Slay, and the Lions now have some upside at cornerback between the rookie, a former Pro Bowler (Desmond Trufant) and one of the highest-paid slot cornerbacks league-wide (Justin Coleman). However, it's probably not wise to expect any of them - Okudah included - to instantly pick up where Slay left off. While the Ohio State product could develop into that caliber of player in time, he probably won't be a shutdown corner from Day 1. But that might actually be good for Okudah's fantasy output in 2020 if quarterbacks aren't deliberately avoiding his side of the field. Not only is Detroit's other expected starter on the outside, Trufant, no slouch in his own right, but someone with Okudah's physicality should have no problem posting strong tackle numbers if given the opportunity. With the upside to also pick off a few passes, Okudah makes for an intriguing IDP prospect right off the bat.
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Suffers ruptured Achilles
CBDetroit Lions
Achilles
September 13, 2021
Okudah will miss the remainder of the season after an MRI revealed that he suffered a ruptured Achilles in Sunday's loss to the 49ers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Achilles injury feared
CBDetroit Lions
Lower Leg
September 13, 2021
Okudah (lower leg) could be dealing with a significant injury, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. "We know obviously it's somewhere around the ankle, could be Achilles," head coach Dan Campbell said after Sunday's loss to San Francisco.
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Ruled out Sunday
CBDetroit Lions
Foot
September 12, 2021
Okudah (foot) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the 49ers, according to Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com.
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Rested for preseason finale
CBDetroit Lions
August 31, 2021
Okudah did not play in Detroit's preseason finale against the Colts.
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Healthy ahead of training camp
CBDetroit Lions
July 21, 2021
Okudah (groin) has been given a clean bill of health, putting him on track to fully participate in training camp, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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