The reigning Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year is going to have a ton of attention falling on him this weekend in the Senior Bowl. The former Texas standout senior defensive end Charles Omenihu had himself a career year in 2018. His play this past season should be enough for him to be considered one of the 10 best defensive ends in this draft class.
During his final year on the Forty Acres, Omeninhu racked up 9.5 sacks, 18.0 tackles for loss, and 45 total tackles. It was a true breakthrough season for Omenihu where he assumed the biggest leadership role and the most production responsibility of his collegiate career.
Some of the breakthroughs Omenihu showed during his senior campaign inspires confidence as to what he could do at the next level. He’s got an ideal frame at 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds and the production on the field is there to back up his measurables. But, a player with a fast rise in the past few months like Omenihu will still need a solid set of workouts and performances leading up to the start of the first round.
Most consider Omenihu a middle round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. CBS Sports spotted Omenihu as the ninth best true defensive end in this draft class. Since this is such a loaded class for defensive linemen, that slotting for Omenihu is very promising. A good showing this weekend could see him rise up draft boards even higher.