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Ben Ijalana to Indianapolis Colts: 2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Published by on April 29, 2011
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Far from a hyper-visible prospect in college, Villanova’s Ben Ijalana is one of the most intriguing small-school prospects in the 2011 NFL draft.

The 6'4", 320-pound former Wildcat dominated the FCS level, starting all 52 games of his collegiate career, helping his team reach a 40-13 record in his career.  In 2010, Villanova’s offense averaged over 380 yards per game, due in no small part to Ijalana’s exceptional run and pass-blocking skills.

Many scouts are enamored with Ijalana’s length, athleticism and footwork.  He has drawn several comparisons to Vladimir Ducasse, a similarly-built player drafted in the second round last year by the New York Jets.  Scouts love his agility and propensity for getting to the second level and taking on linebackers.

Ijalana’s biggest drawback is ...

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