As the Dallas Cowboys enter the draft, one spot on the roster that needs added depth, the defensive line. Let us look at a prospect who will thrive in 2019.
As the memory of Los Angles Rams running backs C.J. Anderson and Todd Gurley running up and down the field on the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL divisional playoffs still haunt me, I believe it is necessary for the Cowboys to draft a pure run stuffer.
Charles Omenihu is a born Texan as he attended Rowlett High School (TX) and the University of Texas. A 6-foot-6, 285-pound defensive of lineman who put up great numbers all four years while playing for the Longhorns.
In his senior season, Omenihu led the Longhorns with 18 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. His large frame allows him to go through defenders and get to the backfield on a consistent basis.
When he is not able to get free from the defender, Omenihu does a great job of staying with the play and forcing the ball carrier on the inside. Also, his play strength from college is viewed by scouts to carry over nicely into the NFL.
On the flip side, Omenihu has a low tackle radius, he is explosive in the middle but struggles to bring down shiftier running backs on a consistent basis. He also needs to be able to develop a secondary move to get away from defenders, as he relies a little too much on his strength to barrel his way up the middle.
Tipping the scales at nearly 300 pounds, teams would like to see him get in better shape. The soon to be rookie has a limited motor as he runs out of energy a little too quickly for some NFL teams liking.
Charles Omenihu could be a piece that the Cowboys interior defensive line needs. As opposing teams last season, especially while the Cowboys were playing on the road, seemed to handle the defensive line with ease. The addition of Omenihu could be the true run stuffer that the Cowboys desperately need.