3 projected free agent edge rushers the LA Rams must sign
By Jay Blucher
Okwara is a natural teammate for Okoronkwo
Do you like tongue twisters? If you do, imagine pairing up Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and Detroit Lions’ Romeo Okwara on the same defensive front? Of course, there are many more reasons to And consider plucking Detroit defensive end Romeo Okwara, who played in all 16 games and recorded 44 tackles, 10 sacks, 20 QB-hits, and two forced fumbles.
Detroit inked him to a one-year contract for $3.4 million last year. He is expected to attract a lot of potential suitors, too, with his market value pegged at $10 million, according to Sportrac. (I know, that’s a bit pricey, but the Rams paid Floyd $10 million, and look how well that turned out?)
Okwara is just 25 years old, stands 6-foot-4, and weighs in at 263 pounds. He is the former teammate of A’Shawn Robinson, and he has certainly proved to the NFL that he can get to the quarterback.
Okwara is poised at the cusp of a very bright career trajectory. Mired on a dreadful Detroit defense, he was the lone bright spot and the sole source of any edge rush the team managed to produce last year. Here’s a stat to chew on: his pass-rushing proficiency ranked seventh among all edge rushers in the league, according to ProFootballFocus. When you record 61 total QB pressures, you are bringing some serious heat on quarterbacks.
Imagine how well he will play alongside Donald?