Canadian LB Amen Ogbongbemiga posts 24 bench press reps at Oklahoma State pro day

Photo courtesy: Bruce Waterfield/OSU Athletics

One of the top prospects in the 2021 CFL Draft performed well at Oklahoma State’s pro day on Thursday.

Amen Ogbongbemiga measured in at six-foot-one and 231 pounds before running a 4.66 forty-yard dash, 7.32 three-cone, and 4.28 shuttle. He also performed 24 reps on the bench press, a 32-inch vertical jump, and nine-foot, four-inch broad jump. These figures are courtesy of the Senior Bowl’s Jim Nagy.

The Calgarian posted elite production as a member of the Cowboys but had to test well in order to be considered a surefire NFL talent. Running sub-4.70 should help his chances of being drafted south of the border.

Ogbongbemiga became a full-time starter in his junior season in 2019 and recorded 100 total tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, one forced fumble, and one interception in thirteen games. He was named Oklahoma State’s Defensive MVP and finished No. 5 in the Big 12 in solo tackles (63) and tackles for loss (16).

His numbers were stellar in 2020 as well, making 80 total tackles, five tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, 2.5 sacks, and two fumble recoveries in eleven games. He was named All-Big 12 Football Second Team and finished No. 4 in the Big 12 in solo tackles (50) and No. 8 in the NCAA in forced fumbles.

Ogbongbemiga was born in Lagos, Nigeria and spent eight years in Houston before moving to Calgary in 2011. He played at Notre Dame High School where he recorded 110 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, four sacks, and three fumble recoveries as a senior, winning team MVP.

If he goes unselected in the 2021 NFL Draft, expect Ogbongbemiga to be among the top picks in the 2021 CFL Draft set for May 4.