In quite the stunner (for me at least) Rees Odhiambo has been taken off the board by the Seattle Seahwks.
Mr. Odhiambo, while a stalwart on the Broncos' offensive line, has had his career hampered by injury. The Kenyan born left tackle (projected as a guard in the NFL) appeared in 32 total games. Unfortunately he had suffered season-ending injuries in his sophomore and senior campaigns.
Although his body of work was cut short a couple of times, he's made the all-Mountain West Conference team twice. His junior year as a second teamer and a first teamer as a senior, and that was while only playing eight games.
When you look at his statistics you can see why Odhiambo got the nod despite the injury.
Rees Odhiambo yielded two sacks, six hits, and 12 hurries on 645 pass-block snaps between 2014 and 2015. #Seahawks— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 30, 2016
He was part of a line that helped lead the Mountain West in points at 39.1 ppg in 2015.
He's an athlete that should do just fine at the nearby Seattle team. If he can avoid said injuries, he could potentially be a huge steal for the Seahawks. He had the skills to be a higher draft choice. But, probably rightfully so, the injury concern tempered that expectation.
As his selection is kind of a shocker (he was projected as a sixth round pick) I know that Bronco Nation is doing the Robert Ash:
Indeed. Congratulations to Mr. Odhiambo. Now let's watch some highlights!