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Arnold Ebiketie Talks NFL Draft Aspirations On ‘Good Morning Football’

Former Penn State football star Arnold Ebiketie appeared on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Wednesday to talk shop ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft. Alongside the show’s hosts, the Nittany Lion touched on his draft aspirations, Madden skills, and more.

After leading the Nittany Lions in tackles-for-a-loss (18) and finishing the 2022 season with 9.5 sacks, Ebiketie is ready to let his numbers speak for themselves.

“I think I should be a draft pick because when you look at it, I’m one of the best at what I do,” he said. “In terms of me doing the talking, it won’t be the case. It’s just a matter of letting my resume do the talking for me.”

Ebiketie transferred to Penn State from Temple and easily made the most of his final year of eligibility. Now, he’s among a group of talented pass-rushers hoping to boost their stocks and wind up as strong selections in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Although the draft is loaded with talent along the defensive line, Ebiketie says he’s got intangible qualities that help him stand out among the rest.

“I believe the best part of my game, outside of my quickness and my athletic ability, is my IQ and my ability to make movements on the fly,” he said.

As someone who started playing football only after he moved to the United States from Cameroon, Ebiketie got going after most of his contemporaries. As he explained to host Kay Adams, it wasn’t until his time in Philadelphia that he really began to develop his football IQ and analyze the game.

“As I transitioned to the college level, that’s when I started doing a little bit more studying,” Ebiketie said. “I studied guys like Von Miller, someone who’s been a dominant pass rusher for a while now.”

The Good Morning Football team asked Ebiketie to speak about himself as a person and the personality that he can bring to a locker room in 2022, including his skills on an Xbox while playing Madden, his go-to video game. After touching on his versatility playing with teams like the Chiefs and the Titans online, Ebiketie did note that he’d be happy to play with any lucky team that selects him in real life.

“Any team I end up on, it will be a blessing. I’m just enjoying that moment, and right now, I have no idea. I’m just trying to control the controllable,” he said.

Check out our draft profile to get a better look at Ebiketie’s prospects for the next level before the NFL Draft arrives on April 28.

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