I was excited when we drafted AOA because I had just read a nice feature on him by SI's Peter King in their NFL draft preview. Here's a snippet:
Thanks in part to the mentoring of Tepper, who coached 28 years in Division I, including six as head coach at Illinois, where he nurtured NFL first-round defenders Simeon Rice and Kevin Hardy. At IUP, Owusu-Ansah learned proper backpedal and cover techniques while playing mostly corner, then switched to safety for much of his senior year. He had just two interceptions and 27 tackles as a senior, but, Tepper explains, "no one threw at him. He was just so much better than everyone else. I've coached at Virginia Tech, Colorado, Illinois and LSU, and I can promise you he would have started and excelled in any of those programs."
NFL scouts started sniffing around after Owusu-Ansah ran a 4.46-second 40 as a junior—on a linoleum-tiled hallway in the field house. Scouts were on the sidelines of IUP practice regularly last fall. "I'd tell them all the same thing," Tepper says. "His height, weight and  time all fit the NFL. His character fits the NFL. And on Day One in the NFL he can cover kicks and return punts and kicks. I see him as a two-deep safety up there. He can play corner, but I think he'd be more gifted at safety."
King loves him. He tweeted this before the start of the 4th round:
Mark my words: Someone will get a bargain in Indiana (Pa.) CB-S-Ret Akwasi Owusu-Ansah in this round.
and then 45 minutes later tweeted this after we made the pick:
Congratulations, Wade Phillips. You just made a great pick in Owusu-Ansah.
Hopefully he's right. It sounds like the kid has the goods.