Charles Omenihu

Texas

Prospect Info

College
Texas
Hometown
Class
TX
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
280 lbs
36”
Hands
9 3/8”

Prospect Grade

5.45
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Houston
Texans
Round 5 ‧ Pick 23
Go to Pick
40 Yard Dash
4.92u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
36.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
115.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.48
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.36
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Omenihu (pronounced oh-MEN-uh-hoo) was considered one of the top 15 defensive ends and top 50 overall prospects in the country after an All-District career at Rowlett (Texas) High School. He played in all 12 games as a true freshman (17 tackles, one for loss) and earned seven starts as a sophomore, making 26 tackles, 4.5 for loss, and 3.5 sacks in 12 games. He became more of a playmaker in 2017, starting 12 of 13 games and tying for the team lead with four sacks (he had 28 total tackles, seven for loss). Omenihu led the Longhorns in tackles for loss (18) and sacks (9.5) in his senior campaign, starting all 14 games and making 45 total tackles and two pass breakups to earn honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
NFL Comparison
Romeo Okwara
Overview
Omenihu steps off the bus with a physique that says NFL defensive end, but his skill-set and football acumen are still very raw. He looks like a 5-technique and lines up there, but he simply doesn't have the grit or anchor needed for that line of work. As a 4-3 end, Omenihu sets a stronger edge and has shown some potential to mix power with get-off as a rusher. His game lacks instincts and consistency, but he's got the traits and potential to become an eventual starter if he can continue his development.
Strengths
  • NFL-ready frame with long limbs, broad shoulders and muscular legs
  • Has punch to rattle the pads when he gets off first
  • Length to lock out on tackles and tight ends when setting an edge
  • Above-average play strength should translate into NFL improvement vs
  • the run
  • Explodes with some twitch out of his stance
  • Usually one of the first defenders off the ball and up the field
  • Better edge attack than expected once he commits
  • Ankle flexibility allows for rip-and-bend edge move
  • Batters the tackle's outside hand with angry two-hand swipes
  • Has leg drive to plow through redirection by tackles.
Weaknesses
  • Movement tends to be mechanical and rigid
  • Below-average tackle radius
  • Change of direction is chopped and exaggerated
  • Unable to hold ground with sturdy inside post against most angle blocks
  • Body control and balance are blow par for interior action
  • Inconsistent hand usage, limiting ability to control point of attack
  • Limited gas tank hinders pursuit effectiveness on extended plays
  • Pass rush is more telegraphed than instinctive
  • Struggles to alter his rush path in response to mobile quarterbacks.
GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league