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2021 NFL Draft Profile: Levi Onwuzurike

2021 NFL Draft Profile: Levi Onwuzurike

2021 NFL Draft Profile: Levi Onwuzurike

Teams looking to beef up their defensive line will have plenty of options at tackle to choose from in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, including Levi Onwuzurike. Here's a look at what teams like and have some concerns about when it comes to taking a chance on the former Washington lineman.

(This profile is one of 230 featured in the Athlon Sports 2021 NFL Draft Guide. With in-depth scouting reports on the top prospects, position rankings, and more, no source will have you better prepared for draft day. Click here to get your copy.)

Levi Onwuzurike Draft Profile

College: Washington
Class: Sr.
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 295

Strong Points

Onwuzurike played all across the line as part of a talented rotation in Seattle, and he proved to be a disruptive force. He’s undersized but exceedingly nimble, quick and slippery when working his way into the backfield. He seems to go into every snap with a plan and uses his long arms and quick hands effectively. He also features one of the better spin moves in this class. He rarely gets squared up for long before he’s in the backfield.

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Weak Points

He has a relatively small frame for the inside — Onwuzurike might realistically top out at 300 pounds, and holding his own as a run defender on the interior will be a challenge, especially as he often plays too high and sacrifices leverage and power. He’s inconsistent in the pass rush, in large part due to a slow get-off.

Summary

Onwuzurike is a one-gapping lineman, and he might ultimately fit as a 3-technique, nose shade or penetrating 5-technique at the next level. His ability to get upfield as a disruptor is exactly what teams are looking for.

Final Grade: 1st/2nd round

Year

G

T

TFL-YDS

SACKS-YDS

QBH

FF-FR

INT-YDS

PBU

2017

12

16

3.5-14

2.0-11

0

0-0

0-0

0

2018

14

34

6.5-33

3.0-22

2

0-0

0-0

0

2019

13

45

6.0-16

2.0-5

0

0-0

0-0

0

Career

39

95

16.0-63

7.0-38

2

0-0

0-0

0

Athlon Sports 2021 NFL Draft Guide

(Top photo courtesy of gohuskies.com)