The 2019 NFL Draft is now just one day away, and the Texas football program should be very excited about the possibility of having a first or second round pick coming off the Forty Acres. This is an interesting event for fans of the Longhorns to follow along with. Former Texas defensive end Charles Omenihu is possibly the most prominent draft prospect coming off the Forty Acres too.
All in all, the Texas Longhorns football program should be sending around four or five players into the actual seven rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft. There will be a host of undrafted free agents that the Longhorns will see get picked up by various NFL teams in the weeks that follow the draft itself.
However, Charles Omenihu is the most likely player among all the former Longhorns in this draft class to go either on day one or early in day two. In all likelihood, Charles Omenihu will go in day two in the 2019 NFL Draft. But, there is still a chance that a team reaches for him late in the first round despite this loaded draft along the defensive line.
The first round of this draft will mainly highlight defensive linemen. Since this isn’t the strongest quarterback and running back class we’ve ever seen, so a lot of the attention will fall to prospects on the defensive side of the ball in general.
This class is fairly potent and deep at linebacker, but the secondary is lacking in depth too. Yet, Charles Omenihu is a name to watch to likely creep into the second or third round. The final seven-round 2019 NFL Mock Draft from CBS Sports before day one itself had Charles Omenihu falling at No. 55 to the Miami Dolphins.
Any team that needs a lengthy and strong pass rusher that fits very well into a 3-4 scheme scheme in the NFL needs to take a look at Omenihu. The reigning Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year has the potential to come in and make an impact right away. He could even win a starting role during his rookie campaign.
Few defensive ends will come in with the maturity level of the former Longhorn Omenihu. He has multiple years of starting experience under two head coaches on the Forty Acres. He was a recruit of former Texas head coach Charlie Strong and finished his collegiate career under Tom Herman. He’s certainly a big player to watch starting on April 25 in this 2019 NFL Draft.