It’s time for our 2019 Senior Bowl edition of Chiefs draft prospects. You can catch the game live on Saturday, January 26th at 1:30 p.m. CT on NFL Network. This week we’ve got a ton of defenders who fit into the Chiefs’ new 4-3 under scheme.
I have identified over 170 prospects for the 2019 draft that I believe could be potential fits for the Kansas City Chiefs. I’ll be releasing mini scouting reports on these prospects in random groups of five up until the draft.
Scouts were still trying to get a read on where Charles Omenihu best fits at the next level before he got down to Mobile for the Senior Bowl. He played defensive tackle for Texas. After a week of practice I think they’ve found their answer, he’s a 4-3 defensive end. Though with his natural talents I think he could also play a little interior defensive line in NASCAR packages.
Omenihu weighed in at a hair under 6-foot-6 and 274 pounds. He also had 36 1/2 inch arms which is quite long. Omenihu was an early winner in practice, showing out in the 1-on-1 drills as soon as they started. He had what many folks deem as the best rep of the week where he put Wisconsin offensive lineman Michael Dieter on his back. During team drills things were no different, as he consistently notched sacks and run stops.
The thing that really impresses me with Omenihu is how fast he is for his size. He gets off the ball with the explosion and quickness of someone four inches shorter and 30 pounds lighter. That’s also one of the reasons why I think he could be so deadly for the Chiefs.
With the Chiefs’ forthcoming switch to a 4-3, adding a player that is as explosive as Omenihu could be a good option for the team. Especially if they decide to move on from Dee Ford (who is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent) or Justin Houston’s contract. They’ve already met with him, so he’s definitely among those on their radar.