NFL Draft 2017: Obi Melifonwu visits 49ers, Seahawks

The Melifonwu 6-4, 207-pound defensive back ran a 4.4 in the 40 and recorded a 44-inch vertical leap at the combine.

Obi Melifonwu is parlaying a big senior season at UConn and a strong showing at the NFL Combine into some serious interest from teams.

The latest two visits this week for Melifonwu are on the West Coast. Sporting News has learned that the UConn defensive back, who projects as either a cornerback or a safety, has visited the Seattle


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Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers this week.

The visits add to his busy schedule in recent weeks that includes workouts and visits with the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns.
With a 4.4 time in the 40 and a 44-inch vertical leap at the NFL Combine, Melifonwu’s measurable are backed up by outstanding production in college for the Huskies.

The latest two visits this week for Melifonwu are on the West Coast. Sporting News has learned that the UConn defensive back, who projects as either a cornerback or a safety, has visited the Seattle


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The first team All-American Athletic Conference selection led UConn with 118 tackles last season. He also had four interceptions and seven passes defended in 2016.



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