Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 5/141 - Oday Aboushi, T, 6-6, 308, Virginia...Aboushi, a Brooklyn native, is more of a project, especially with Austin Howard ahead of him on the depth chart. Like Winters, he played guard at the Senior Bowl and could end up becoming a versatile utilityman along the line. - The Sports Xchange
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04/28/13 - A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 5/141 - Oday Aboushi, T, 6-6, 308, Virginia...Aboushi, a Brooklyn native, is more of a project, especially with Austin Howard ahead of him on the depth chart. Like Winters, he played guard at the Senior Bowl and could end up becoming a versatile utilityman along the line. - The Sports Xchange
04/24/13 - 2013 NFL DRAFT RANG'S GANG: OT: Oday Aboushi, Virginia, 6-6, 308, 5.45...A standout left tackle at Virginia, Aboushi's lack of elite foot quickness and balance was exposed a bit at the Senior Bowl and confirmed with less than stellar numbers at the combine. He plays with the aggression and power I'm looking for at right tackle, however. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/28/13 - 2013 Virginia Pro Day: Oday Aboushi might have to move from tackle to guard in NFL...Representatives from 24 NFL teams gathered at Virginia’s pro day on March 13, where 12 players went through a workout indoors on FieldTurf at a brand-new facility on the school’s campus. Oday Aboushi, OT (6-foot-5 3/8, 310 pounds) - Aboushi - who was at the NFL Scouting Combine - ran the 40-yard dash in 5.41 and 5.42 seconds. He performed 21 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. He’s strong, but probably will need to be moved inside to play guard in the NFL. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
02/27/13 - 02/27/13 NFL DRAFT SCOUT FALLER: 2. Oday Aboushi, OT, Virginia...Considered one of the top senior offensive tackles in the draft by some, Aboushi has a strong resume as a three-year starter at left tackle for the Cavaliers. However, his tape is average with some holes that could limit his NFL ceiling. It also didn't help his case that Aboushi struggled at the combine during agility and positional drills. He finished near the bottom of every category for offensive linemen, including the bench press (17 reps,t-42nd among offensive linemen), 40-yard dash (5.45, 41st), vertical leap (23 1/2 inches, t-34th), broad jump (8'4", t-26th), 20-yard shuttle (4.84, 30th) and 3-cone drill (7.92, 32nd). Although he still has a place at the next level, Aboushi's lackluster combine workout will knock him a few notches down the board. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/23/13 - Aboushi's best traits -- his physicality and aggression -- make him a better fit on the right side. Here, he consistently controlled BYU defensive end Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah, NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated defensive player playing in the Senior Bowl. And this was against the pass. When run blocking, Aboushi's powerful hands and relentlessness consistently knocked defenders off the ball. He also showed better-than-expected quickness in releasing off of double teams and getting to the second level.
"One of the reasons why I play this game is because you get to beat up on people without getting into trouble," Aboushi told NFLDraftScout.com. "I love finishing plays, I love dominating opponents, I love making opponents give up and surrender to your will."
Considering that power football is the recipe that helped Alabama win the national championship and has pushed the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens into the Super Bowl, every team in the league is looking for physically combative blockers with this type of mind-set. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/23/13 - Offensive linemen rarely get the attention they deserve, and that is likely to be the case this week, as well. While the South's quarterbacks and "skill position" players were showered with interview requests following practice, most of the offensive linemen were quickly ushered off the field toward the buses. This, despite the fact that many of them have proven to be some of the more impressive prospects on the field. The physicality shown by Virginia tackle Oday Aboushi, among others, certainly captured the attention of NFL talent evaluators in the stands.
Asked to alternate between left and right tackle throughout the day, Aboushi protected his quarterback and consistently cleared lanes for the South's running backs. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Aboushi is surprisingly athletic, demonstrating enough lateral agility and flexibility to handle the South's top pass rushers. He surrendered just one "sack" throughout the entire practice, when Georgia defensive end Cornelius Washington beat him with a quick inside move after initially lining up quite wide. Washington, however, might be the closest thing the South defense has to a true speed rusher. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/12/12 - 2012 COACHES ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: OT-Oday Aboushi, Virginia, 6-6, 310, Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y. (13), has been selected First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. This year, for the first time under the auspices of the ACC, the league's 12 head football coaches voted for an All-ACC football team.
Aboushi (Brooklyn, N.Y.) earned an early selection to the 2013 Senior Bowl roster, an honor as one of the top players in the country at his position. Aboushi graded out over 90 percent in all 12 games, including 97 percent against Miami and 94 percent against Penn State – UVa’s two come-from-behind victories that included game-winning TD drives in the closing minutes. He averaged 10+ knockdown blocks per game. A second-team All-ACC pick in 2011, Aboushi was also named the Touchdown Club of Richmond’s Offensive Lineman of the Year. - Virginia football
12/02/12 - 2012 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): OT-Oday Aboushi, Virginia (53)...has been named First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference for the 2012 college football season by the ACC Media Association. Aboushi (Brooklyn, N.Y.) earns his second All-ACC nod after the left tackle was a second-team All-ACC honoree in 2011. He also earned an early selection to the 2013 Senior Bowl roster, an honor as one of the top players in the country at his position. Aboushi graded out over 90 percent in all 12 games, including 97 percent against Miami and 94 percent against Penn State - UVa’s two come from behind victories that included game-winning TD drives in the closing minutes. He averaged 10+ knockdown blocks per game. - Virginia football
11/06/12 - Week 10 Rewind: Pair of ACC Stars' Stock Heading in Opposite Directions: While NC State's star struggled, Virginia's top prospect once again impressed. Perhaps due to the fact that the Cavaliers have been mired in a disappointing season, senior left tackle Oday Aboushi hasn't generated much hype outside of the ACC. That's a shame, because like the quarterbacks class, the 2013 crop of senior offensive tackles leaves a lot to be desired, especially following the season-ending injury to North Carolina's Brennan Williams. NFL teams looking for an upgrade at offensive tackle via the 2013 NFL draft are hoping that Texas A&M's dominant duo Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews, as well as Michigan's Taylor Lewan (among others) elect to make themselves eligible early. Each has demonstrated the athleticism to handle NFL-caliber speed off the edge. Aboushi doesn't possess elite quickness or balance in pass protection. He'll most likely be asked to move to right tackle or even inside at guard in the NFL. He does, however, have great length, as well as very good upper body strength and the nastiness that offensive line coaches love -- traits which will aid in that potential transition. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
11/06/12 - Week 10 Rewind: Pair of ACC Stars' Stock Heading in Opposite Directions: There are, perhaps, other offensive tackles in this draft class with greater upside but Aboushi's relative pro-readiness will be highly valued by top NFL decision-makers and could earn the Cavalier standout a similar grade as the one Kelechi Osemele earned a year ago out of Iowa State. The Baltimore Ravens wound up selecting the 6-6, 333 pound Osemele in the second round (60th overall) in April. He's since started all seven games for the Ravens as a rookie -- all of them on the right side after starring at left tackle for the Cyclones. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com