Dolphins Roster Breakdown: Emeka Onyenekwu

Al Messerschmidt

Over the course of the offseason, we will take an in-depth look at every member of the Miami Dolphins' roster. All 90 players will be spotlighted, with the goal being to complete the look before the team's first preseason game (49 days from today). Today, we look at defensive end Emeka Onyenekwu.

We are currently making our way through the Miami Dolphins' 90-man offseason roster, breaking down last season for each player, as well as what could happen this year. Today, we continue today with a look at defensive end Emeka Onyenekwu.

2012 Review:

Onyenekwu had a dominant year in 2012, recording 6.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss during the Louisiana-Lafayette season. He was unstoppable during the team's game against Florida, when he recorded a career high nine tackles and 2.5 sacks.

He was named to All-Sun Belt Conference First Team and was invited to play in the Texas versus The Nation all-star game.

Onyenekwu signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dolphins immediately following April's Draft.

Draft Measureables:
Ht: 6'3"
Wt: 251 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.90 seconds
225-pound bench: 24 reps
Vertical: 32"
Broad jump: 9' 6"

Why he could improve in 2013:

Onyenekwu making the team, or making the practice squad, should be seen as "improvement" in this case. He is likely a camp body, especially at a crowded defensive end position. However, an impressive training camp and preseason could keep him with the team in 2013.

Why he could regress in 2013:

I don't know if you should really consider a player who signs as an undrafted free agent at a deep position regressing if he does not make the team.

Odds he will make the 53-man roster:

Slim to none is probably the best way to describe Onyenekwu's odds to make the 53-man roster. he does have a chance to make the practice squad, especially if he keeps up the performance seen during minicamp day three, when he consistently pressured quarterbacks and recorded two sacks.

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