Eagles: 7-Round Mock Draft 1.0

Round 5, Pick 168

Michael Onwenu OG, Michigan

I wasn’t expecting Onwenu to be available—a power-running team should like him enough to snatch him before 168—but if he’s around here he makes sense for the Birds as a developmental lineman.

His size may be off-putting at first for a predominantly zone-running team, but Onwenu is surprisingly agile and light on his feet relative to his weight. Reports indicate that he dedicated himself to becoming more lean and light-footed prior to his senior season, and if he can continue that development he may be able to shed his scheme-specific label.

His combination of size and functional athleticism makes him a project worth taking on, even if his fit isn’t obvious on day one.


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