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2016 NFL Draft: Boise State offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo selected by the Seattle Seahwks

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The all-conference offensive lineman is going to stay in the Western part of the US in Seattle.

With the 97th pick in the 2016 NFL draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected Boise State offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo. was rated as the 149th  best player overall and the 12th rated guard, per Mocking The Draft rankings.

Odhiambo was a key piece to the Boise State offensive line that has had great rushers over the years and also helped keep true freshman quarterback Mark Rypien upright this past year.

Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List (2015)
Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List (2015)
All-Mountain West First Team (2015)
All-Mountain West Second Team (2014)
3x Academic All-Mountain West (2012-14)

Strengths: Odhiambo played tackle at Boise State but he will be playing both guard and tackle in the NFL and being able to play multiple positions is very valuable in the NFL for one player to take up two roster spots. He has great balance and the body with to not get pushed around from an attacking defender. Odhiambo also has a great technical approach on the offensive line, and he has great upper body strength.

Weakness: The biggest weakness is that he sat out about half of this past season with a broken ankle, and that should not label him as injury prone, but it should be noted that Odhiambo has never played a full season at Boise State. He needs to work on using his hands better by getting leverage and maintain his grip on on coming defenders and not just pushing them out of his way.