Northwestern’s athletes were definitely ready for the NFL Combine. Safety Godwin Igwebuike had a fantastic NFL Combine showing, placing highly in the 40-yard dash, bench press, 3 cone drill and 60-yard shuttle.
Igwebuike certainly raised his profile at the Combine. He showed the combination of speed, agility and strength that we’ve seen throughout his time at Northwestern and ranked highly against his competition.
Godwin Igwebuike Combine results and ranking amongst safeties
40 yard dash: 4.44 seconds (5th)
Bench Press: 19 reps (6th)
3 cone drill: 6.56 seconds (tied for 1st)
20 yard shuttle: 4.12 seconds (2nd
60 yard shuttle: 10.81 seconds (1st, nearly a record)
Broad Jump: 10’ 8’’ (5th)
Vertical: 35.5’’ (10th)
Northwestern S Godwin Igwebuike's combine:— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) March 6, 2018
5'11 3/8", 213 pounds
Thee-Cone: 6.56 pic.twitter.com/6kUKqpQPxQ
And finally, best on-field workouts for Strong Safeties/Dime Defenders at #NFLCombine:— Phil Savage (@SeniorBowlPhil) March 5, 2018
1. Derwin James/FSU
2. Stephen Roberts/Auburn
3. Godwin Igwebuike/NW
4. Tre Flowers/Okla St
5. Dane Cruikshank/Arizona#IMO
Igwebuike, per SPARQ, had the ninth-best Combine of any player present.
Best SPARQ scores from the #NFLCombine:— Rob (@RobPaul54) March 6, 2018
1. Troy Apke, PSU
2. Mike Gesicki, PSU
3. Saquon Barkley, PSU
4. Denzel Ward, OSU
5. Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech
T6. D.J. Moore, Maryland
T6. Taven Bryan, Florida
8. Kolton Miller, UCLA
9. Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern
10. LVE, Boise St
Igwebuike is projected to go in the fourth round by draft analysts, but we shall see if his impressive Combine results move him up the board. The Combine showed that Igwebuike clearly has the athletic ability to rival any other strong safety prospect in the draft. The only holdups would be his vertical jump performance, which was still not that bad. He also His measurables came in at 5’ 11’’, 213 pounds with a 31 1⁄4 arm and a 9 3⁄4 hand.
We’re biased, but Igwebuike could be a steal for any NFL team after the first two or three rounds of the NFL Draft.