What They're Saying: Dayo Odeyingbo Drafted

Vanderbilt University defensive lineman Dayo Odeyingbo was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On Friday evening, Vanderbilt defensive lineman Dayo Odeyingbo was selected in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts with the 54th overall pick.

Media, the Indianapolis Colts and Vanderbilt coaches and student-athletes, reacted to the selection.

Colts Select Defensive End Dayo Odeyingbo With 54th Pick In NFL Draft
NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein: “Odeyingbo is an eyes-open projection with rare physical traits and definitive flashes on the field that make it much easier to assume his ceiling as a pro.”

Dayo Odeyingbo to Bring Versatility, Tenacity to Colts’ Defensive Line
“I’m blessed just to be in this position, and I’m happy to be a part of this franchise,” Dayo Odeyingbo told the Indianapolis-area media shortly after being selected.

Dayo Odeyingbo Scouting Report
SEC coaches voted him second-team all-conference in his senior year after he led Vandy with eight tackles for loss (5.5 sacks) among 32 tackles in eight starts.

Indianapolis Colts Draft Dayo Odeyingbo: Chris Ballard Doubles Down on Pass Rush
But the Colts weren’t scared off by the injury and love the upside Odeyingbo will bring to a position group that’s already one of the deepest on the team.

Odeyingbo Talks Achilles, Fit with Colts
A common theme among Colts defenders is that they play with a high motor and they strike with authority. Odeyingbo should fit in just fine.

Colts Surprise with Vandy DE Odeyingbo in Round 2
Odeyingbo is a long defender with an explosive burst off the snap and versatility up and down the defensive line.

Instant Analysis of Colts Drafting DE Dayo Odeyingbo
Odeyingbo checks a lot of the boxes that the Colts look for in their prospects and edge rushers specifically.



Dayo Odeyingbo by Vanderbilt Athletics on Exposure