40 time: 5.20
Overview: First starting action came as a redshirt freshman in 2019, but was able to provide value to the Tar Heels as both a left tackle and left guard. While he has seen most of his action throughout 2020 and 2021 as a guard, the tackle versatility in his back pocket will be an intriguing asset. He collected 28 starts over his three years of game action and decided to head out for the NFL as a redshirt junior rather than stick around for the 2022 season.
Strengths: Good frame with adequate length. Plays with a good feel for angles as a run blocker. Intelligent and technical with his approach. Versatile enough to take reps at tackle in an emergency. Plays with good coordination and connection between his hands and feet. Lets his lower body mirror opponents rather than chasing with his hands. Awareness and football intelligence check out on the field. Game doesn't have many holes to it. Balance is reliable. Very savvy stylistically for an underclassman. Fluidity of movement is starter caliber. Has some nastiness to his game.
Weaknesses: Modest power generator who won't be able to win by simply outmuscling his opponents. Angles are a lot less reliable in pass protection when he has to take on powerful rushers. Wins more through technique than outclassing his opponents physically.
Pro Comp: Royce Newman, Packers - Ezeudu's technical approach and awareness won't create many highlight-reel finishes, but he's a trustworthy blocker in both the run and pass game. At worst, he should be able to provide versatility on the back of the roster.