Data Scout Notes: 2014: (+) Coming off Dec 2014 Knee INJ...1stC...(+) Coming off Nov 2014 Foot/Toe INJ...PWCamp/PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik/PLott/DS#3PSTeamProspect-RRang...2013: 1stC/WCamp2nd...PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik/PLott/DS#3PSTeamProspect-RRang/TSX-PTW...2012: 1stC/AP3rd
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Draft Scout Ifo Ekpre-Olomu News
12/30/14 - Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu injures knee, will miss playoffs...According to a report from Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin, Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered a "serious knee injury" in practice on Tuesday, which the school fears it could be a torn ACL. Comcast SportsNet's Aaron Fentress added that Ekpre-Olomu will miss the rest of the season. Ekpre-Olomu is Oregon's best cover corner, and he was one of three finalists for this year's Jim Thorpe Award, given to the best defensive back in the nation. Not having Ekpre-Olomu available for the Ducks' College Football Playoff Semifinal against Florida State in the Rose Bowl is a huge blow to the defense.
And the injury goes beyond damaging Oregon's title hopes as well. Ekpre-Olomu is projected to be a first or second round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, and was the second-ranked cornerback prospect in the draft according to NFLDraftScout.com. A torn ACL would no doubt hurt his draft stock with the unknown timetable of his recovery. If there's any good news for Ekpre-Olomu it's that, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell, he has a loss of value insurance policy worth $3 million. He could get the entire $3 million should he slip past the early third round of the draft due to the injury. The senior cornerback has 63 tackles, two interceptions, nine passes defended and a forced fumble for the Ducks in 2014. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com
08/04/14 - 2014 PRESEASON JIM THORPE AWARD WATCH LIST: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon, Sr.,...Ekpre-Olomu, projected as a possible first-round NFL draft pick before returning to school, was a semifinalist last season for the Thorpe Award, which is presented to the nation’s best defensive back. The award is presented by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. A native of Chino Hills, Calif., Ekpre-Olomu had 84 tackles in 2013, with three interceptions and one forced fumble. The two-time all-Pac-12 selection is entering his third season as a full-time starter. - Oregon football
08/02/14 - 2014 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP AWARD WATCH LIST: DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon...Finished the season second on the team with 84 tackles - including a team-high 53 unassisted stops - was tied for second in interceptions (3) and passes broken up (6), and shared fifth in tackles-for-loss (5 for loss of 14 yards)...Also was second on the team in special teams tackles with nine...All three interceptions occurred in the end zone to halt opponents’ scoring drives...Named a semifinalist for both the Jim Thorpe Award and the Bednarik Award, while also earning a spot on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list. - Oregon football
08/01/14 - 2014 PRESEASON BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon...The two-time first-team Pac-12 all-conference selection (Pac-12 coaches) earned first-team All-America acclaim from ESPN.com and Fox Sports...Also named to the Walter Camp All-America second team while also receiving second-team accolades from CBSSports.com, the Football Writers Association of America, and USA Today All-America...The second-year starter extended his string of consecutive opening assignments to 27 games with starts in all 13 games...Finished the season second on the team with 84 tackles - including a team-high 53 unassisted stops - was tied for second in interceptions (3) and passes broken up (6), and shared fifth in tackles-for-loss (5 for loss of 14 yards). - Oregon football
08/01/14 - 2014 PRESEASON BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY AWARD WATCH LIST: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon, DB...The second-year starter extended his string of consecutive opening assignments to 27 games with starts in all 13 games last season...Finished the season second on the team with 84 tackles - including a team-high 53 unassisted stops - was tied for second in interceptions (3) and passes broken up (6), and shared fifth in tackles-for-loss (5 for loss of 14 yards). - Oregon football