NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah explains what makes Auburn DB Noah Igbinoghene tough to evaluate
Noah Igbinoghene started his Auburn career as a wide receiver, but for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, he rose to prominence as a cornerback.
Now, some are projecting him as a late first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft next week, but NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah isn’t fully convinced.
In a conference call this week, Jeremiah explained what makes Igbinoghene tough to evaluate (via AL.com):
“Igbinoghene from Auburn is a tough one because he’s got the athletic ability and the toughness that you love, he’s just really struggled to play the football and hasn’t made many plays,” Jeremiah said.
“He’s got first-round athleticism and he’s got late-round production. So, trying to sort him out is a tricky one.”
In 2 seasons as a corner, Igbinoghene made 92 tackles and defended 18 passes, but only had 1 interception. However, he can also contribute as a return specialist at the NFL level.
Where will he be drafted? We’ll find out next week.