STRENGTHS - Aboushi is a big, good-looking player "on the hoof" with the height, length and bulk to play guard or tackle in the NFL. He possesses excellent natural strength, as he is able to drive block his man off the LOS on run blocks and can stop defenders cold with his punch when he beats his man to the POA. He does a good job of getting his hands inside and locking out, which allows him to sustain blocks despite inconsistent leverage and footwork.
WEAKNESSES - Aboushi tends to get upright at the snap which causes him to struggle changing directions. He looks sluggish in space and against edge rushers, and is consistently slow to redirect back inside on counter-moves. In pass pro he plays with his hands at his sides which allows his man to initiate contact and get into his frame. This causes him to have to "push" his man away from him, and takes away his considerable strength advantage. He displays poor foot quickness and agility in space, and tends to get overextended and lose his balance quickly on 2nd level blocks. Against edge rushers he is slow to shuffle and intercept and often ends up chasing his man around the corner.
SUMMARY - Oday Aboushi received a strong amount of media hype heading into the Senior Bowl, but film study makes it clear that his struggles in Mobile were more an accurate depiction of his abilities as a player than they were a huge disappointment. He has a thick frame and the measurables to play inside and out, but is clearly more suited to play guard because of his general stiffness and lack of foot quickness. He does possess excellent strength at the POA, but often neutralizes his own strength by being late to attack with his hands and playing too upright. Although he is able to consistently lock onto his man with his hands inside, he tends to grab the defender's jersey and leaves himself susceptible to penalties. While he clearly doesn't belong in day one or even day two discussions, he should be off the board by early day three as teams will love his size and natural power. If he can become quicker getting his hands out and more efficient with his footwork and leverage, he could develop into a starting guard at the next level.