10 Sleeper Defensive Linemen Bears Could Target In The NFL Draft
David Onyemata is an NFL hopeful from the university of Manitoba. Judging by his production there, and his pro day numbers I’d say there’s a great chance he makes it too. Even more impressive than his measureables there was the way he ran through drills at that size. 300 pound men are not supposed to be as agile as he is. This makes him an athletic match for what Fangio and the Bears head coach John Fox prefer from their defensive linemen.
MEASUREABLES AND PRODUCTION:
Measureables are this kid’s ticket to the NFL and possible late round Bears pick or signed as a priority free agent. His production was certainly very good at his school in Canada, but there is no way to compare him based on tape alone to players he’ll be playing against in the NFL. Onyemata had one of the highest RAC scores for his position group too so he is a superb athlete with a high ceiling. Here are his Measureables and career numbers at his pro day.
Positives: Not much to go on here, but online scouting reports and his measureables. He did move well in drills so he is a size to athleticism player. Quick and nimble, and he also is very strong as 33 reps in the bench press will tell you. He has the size and build of a Bears defensive lineman and as I mentioned the athleticism.
Negatives: Lack of game competition comparative to what he’ll face at the next level. Not much else I can go with here, but one thing I believe will be true is we all will find out if this kid can play football as he will be in an NFL camp and likely make a roster based on potential alone even if it’s on someones taxi squad.
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