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.
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.
Wt: 251 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.90 seconds
225-pound bench: 24 reps
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.