Oshane Ximinies - EDGE

EDGE Oshane Ximines NFL Draft Profile – Old Dominion

Oshane Ximines
EDGE
Old Dominion
 Senior
Height – 6’3″ Weight – 247 lbs
Twitter: @OshaneXimines

Strengths:

Oshane Ximines is a master technician playing on the outside edge. Lacking the ideal size and athletic ability, Ximinies makes up for his lack of physical and athletic traits with exceptional hand placement, an array of pass rush moves, and powerful hands at the point of attack. For his size, Ximines plays the run really well for a sub 250 edge rusher. Ximinies possesses great power in his hands and is able to set a very strong edge working against the run. Played from a 3 and 4-point stance at ODU with success coming from both. Hands stay very active throughout his rush and he’s able to counter when his first move gets blocked up well. Showcased an excellent club-swim, push-pull, inside-rip, and two-hand swipe move consistently at ODU. Ximinies was able to get his hands up and in passing lanes a lot when he was unable to get to the quarterback. Sack production at Old Dominion over his four years was off the charts.

Weaknesses:

Lack of size and true athletic ability are two of Oshane Ximines biggest weakness coming out of ODU. Being a sub-250-lb edge rusher in the NFL is something many guys struggle with. Then, when you add in his lack of speed and athletic ability, it’s really hard to see how Ximinies can find an every-down role in the NFL. Can struggle in space due to his lack of athleticism and length. Very stiff in his lower half which limits his ability to turn a tight corner to take the quickest path to the quarterback.

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Overall Review:

As I mentioned above, Oshane Ximines is a technician. Whether it with his hand or arms, on a high percentage of snaps the former ODU Monarch normally finds his way to the quarterback. Ximinies plays with great tenacity when rushing the passer, and plays with a motor that never runs out of gas. Ximines constantly chases plays down from the backside, and relentlessly works way to the quarterback. Ximinies plays with outstanding hand technique and has an array of moves that allow him to free himself from blockers with ease. The NFL Combine will be huge for Oshane Ximines to help silence some of the questions regarding his athletic ability and/or size limitations.

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