Wideout Benjamin Ebenezer Obomanu was drafted in round seven of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was chosen by the Seattle Seahawks as the 249th overall pick. Obomanu played his college ball at Auburn. He is fondly called as “Ben”.
In his senior year with the Auburn Tigers, Obomanu had 33 receptions for 357 yards (10.8 YPC) and five touchdowns. He also rushed seven times for 147 yards and two scores.
In 2007 with the Seahawks, he played in 13 games, catching 12 balls for 180 yards (15.0 YPC). He scored one touchdown. He also ran back four kickoffs for 88 yards, and on punt coverage, he made four tackles, all of which were solo.
At six-foot-even and 206 pounds, Obomanu has a fine size for a receiver. His initial quickness is sound and his pass catching skills are better than average. One drawback is his lack of elite speed, which means he’s lacking as a deep threat. He’s a nimble guy with good moves who can elude defenders on the line or in the field. Although he can be elusive in the open field, he lacks toughness when trying to get past defenders.