LEVI ONWUZURIKEDT, DETROIT LIONS
Falcons selected University of Washington DT Levi Onwuzurike with the No. 41 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Onwuzurike (6'2/293) initially blossomed in 2018, registering 26 pressures and 19 stops in 391 snaps as a part-timer. He was promptly given the nod as a starter the following year, racking up 31 pressures and 29 stops in 504 snaps but admittedly lacked effectiveness on a weekly basis. Still, Onwuzurike shows rare acceleration off the line for a player of his size and can control blocks even as a nose tackle. With a nice array of pass-rushing tools and brute strength (29 bench reps), he has all the physical traits necessary to be an impact 3-tech at the NFL level.
Apr 30, 2021, 8:00 PM ET