Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Dayo Obayingbo, a second-round pick in 2021, is now entering his third season and second full off-season fully healthy.
Odeingbo recently met the media and shared that he has added more muscles to his massive body.
“I’m probably about 285 (pounds), but I probably put on like 11 pounds of muscle,” Odeyingbo told reporters in May. “It’s been great. I’ve become stronger than ever. I’ve put on a lot of muscle and I feel good this season.
The Vanderbilt product understands that strength and explosiveness will be key parts of his development as he enters his third season in the league.
“I mean my thought process behind it was just gaining muscle and reducing body fat. So, trying to balance it so that I don’t gain too much weight. Just trying to find that balance.” Lifting weights, sticking to my diet and supplementing correctly – those kinds of things have just been hard work.
Odeingbo also said that apart from feeling stronger, his Achilles, which ruptured in January 2021, is also feeling stronger.
“Yeah, it’s definitely a work in progress last season. I think obviously the whole season I got more comfortable with the injury and then being in the NFL and playing football again,” Odeyingbo said. . “Even up to this point and through this off-season I felt a lot of growth through the injury and full body strength and balance.”
Entering a crucial Year 3, the Colts need their young pass rushers to produce and be mainstays on the defensive line.
If Odeingbo can continue to build on his strong end of 2022, he could be a force on the defensive line for the Colts this season.