Oklahoma State’s Emmanuel Ogbah to attend Texans’ prospect day

One of the top pass rushers in the draft will attend the Texans’ local prospect day Saturday morning.

Oklahoma State All-American defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah will participate in the Texans’ workout for players with geographic ties to the area at their training facility, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.

The George Bush graduate from Fort Bend has also had top 30 visits with the Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Texans hold the 22nd overall pick of the first round.

Ogbah was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and led the conference with 12 1/2 sacks and 16 1/2 tackles for losses. Finishing with a school-record 19 quarterback hurries, Ogbah had 28 career sacks before declaring early for the draft following his junior year.

Ogbah is fast, explosive and strong. Ogbah could project as a 3-4 outside linebacker or a 4-3 defensive end.

The 6-4, 273-pounder excelled at the NFL scouting combine in February where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds, bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times and had a 35-inch vertical leap. At his campus Pro Day workout, Ogbah had a 4.59 in the short shuttle.

As a sophomore, Ogbah had 11 sacks and 17 tackles for losses.

He was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks award.

Ogbah had four sacks as a freshman.

A finalist for greater Houston Defensive Player of the Year who was named district defensive Most Valuable Player, Ogbah had 57 tackles as a senior with six sacks, two forced fumbles and a recovery.

He chose Oklahoma State over Arizona and Texas Tech.

Ogbah is a native of Lagos, Nigeria who attended the same high school as former Oklahoma State All-American offensive tackle Russell Okung, a Pro Bowl blocker who now plays for the Denver Broncos.

Ogbah and his family moved to Texas when he was nine years old.


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