|100-95||All-Pro||Early Round One|
|94.99-90||Pro Bowler||Mid Round One|
|89.99-85||Day One Starter||Late Round One|
|84.99-80||Potential Starter/Early Contributor||Round Two|
|79.99-75||Potential Starter/Early Contributor||Round Three|
|74.99-70||Spot Starter/Special Teams Day One||Round Four|
|69.99-65||Backup/Special Teams||Round Five|
|59.99-55||Backup/Special Teams||Round Six|
|59.99-55||Potential Backup||Round Seven|
Weight: 213 lbs
Strengths: Like his brother Obi before him, Ifeatu has incredible size and length. In his 3 seasons at Syracuse, Melifonwu has shown himself to have solid ball skills with 3 interceptions and 21 passes. Is a top-tier athlete who has excellent size and speed. Capable in both man and zone coverage, Melifonwu is an incredibly fluid mover. Does a great job staying in the receivers hip pocket. In a game against Liberty, he showed the ability to be a lockdown corner as the Orangemen lost 38-21 and Melifonwu wasn’t targeted once. In the running game, he understands how the ball carrier sees the field and stays patient, preventing cutback lanes and filling gaps in the open field.
Weaknesses: While Melifonwu is a top level athlete, his consistency needs improvement. He can make the wrong reads and can get a little grabby when he makes a mistake. Improving his football IQ and refining his technique will be the key to unlocking his long term potential. One are he does need some work is in run support. Being more physical and a more sure tackler are both areas that need some work.
|Grade||83.5/100 Second Rounder|
Ifeatu Melifonwu is a fascinating prospect. While his draft stock will likely be all across the board in the NFL, his size and athletic profile will be coveted by some teams, especially by those who run the Seattle Cover 3 scheme. His aggressive nature paired with his elite athleticism gives him the potential to be a future CB1 in the NFL.