- BProjectionRound 3
- Hand9 ⅜
Strong Points: Tall with very long arms (36 ½"). Quick off the ball, stays low and shoots hands to gain leverage. Not overly big but can two-gap and hold his ground. Plays hard and produces vs. the run and pass. Technique-sound. Bursts off of blocks to get to ball. Better pass rusher than numbers indicate.
Weak Points: Played inside at the college level but too small to find a home there in the NFL. Gets overpowered at times. Constantly goes up against much bigger opponents. Quick first step but unlikely to time as well as some edge peers.
The Way We See It: Omenihu played out of position at Texas last season, when he lined up mostly as a 5-tech but occasionally as a 2-tech. Tall and narrow, he doesn't have the girth, bulk or power to hold up inside. But with Omenihu's length and hand use, he more than holds his own against much bigger players. His hand use is advanced for a young player and despite his size, he still makes plays because he's highly competitive. He must move outside once he gets to the league, but Omenihu looks like a natural left end in a 4-3. He might be able to play on his feet in a 3-4, but we won't know that until he tests. An interesting guy to track this spring, Omenihu's workouts will be important, as he probably will be a much better player on the edge.