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NY Jets draft film review: Will Rome Odunze’s game translate?

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Rome Odunze is a potential target for the New York Jets, but his game contains overlooked holes

The debate among New York Jets fans rages on: tackle or weapon?

Blewett’s Blitz draft film reviews:

With the NFL draft less than three weeks away, it feels highly likely that the Jets will draft an offensive player in the first round. Quarterback, running back, and interior offensive line are off the table, leaving the Jets to decide between an offensive tackle, a wide receiver, or touted tight end Brock Bowers.

If the Jets go the weapon route, Bowers is the current odds-on favorite to be the pick, but next in line is arguably Rome Odunze. The Washington standout earned national recognition in 2023 for his outrageously impressive skills in contested catch situations. Now, Odunze is a potential top-10 pick who will seek to translate his contested catch dominance to the NFL.

While Odunze has a chance of slipping to No. 10, it’s not guaranteed, which means the Jets may have to trade up to acquire him.

Is Odunze worthy of such a move? Or should the Jets only take him if he falls to No. 10? In that event, is he a better option than the other prospects that may be considered at No. 10?

The answer to those questions comes down to the transferability of his game. Odunze was unstoppable in college, but will he be able to dominate NFL defenders in the same fashion?

Watching Odunze’s film is the only way to figure out how likely that is.

Everything you need to know about Odunze’s game is broken down in the latest Blewett’s Blitz film review.

  • Why his rawness as a route runner is a significant concern
  • The specific holes in his route running and how he can improve them
  • The rare skills that allow him to turn 50-50 balls into 75-25 balls

Plus, a full scouting report of Odunze’s strengths and weaknesses can be found at the bottom of this page.

The FULL, member-only Rome Odunze film breakdown can be found at the bottom of this article (must be a Jets X-Factor member and logged into the site). 

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1 month ago

Another good review Joe. I see a lot of potential in Rome. I would disagree a little, I think he is more explosive then you give him credit for. I think Brian Thomas Jr. is also a good prospect if we trade down a little. He is a special athlete with some wiggle. He is more twitchy than Rome but a similar size. Can make some contested catches but drops a few more than you would like.