Rankings

Player Display Name: 
James Onwualu

Outside linebacker
School: Notre Dame | Conference: Ind
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1 / 228 | 40: 4.75 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.17
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Three-year starter who made 77 tackles (11.5 for loss) with three sacks, three forced fumbles and five pass breakups in 2016. Missed two games with a knee injury as a junior, posting 38 tackles (six for loss) and three sacks. Started eight games in 2014, making 24 tackles and two for loss.
Pos: 
Fluid and somewhat athletic linebacker with solid movement skills. Easily changes direction, smoothly moves to every area of the field and gets out in space to make plays. Quick up the field, forceful and a secure tackler. Gets depth on pass drops, easily changes direction and nicely redirects to the ball carrier.
Neg: 
Possesses average instincts and at times is slow locating the ball. Marginal size and gets caught up in the wash.
Analysis: 
Onwualu has flashed ability the past two seasons and could be used as a pursuit linebacker in a one-gap system.