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.