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Julian Okwara | 99

OLB | Notre Dame | Detroit Lions
Ht: 6042 / 6' 04" | Wt: 239 | Upd: 03/16/2023


Birth Date: 12/27/1997
Age: 25
Original Team: DET
NFL Entry: 20 03 067
NFL Exp: 4
Depth Chart Key: 20/3
Team History: DET

Player History

06/20 DET D/C signed
10/20 DET IR 7
12/20 DET IR/DFR 13
12/20 DET activated 16
12/22 DET IR 13

Ourlads' Profile:

2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about JULIAN OKWARA: Notre Dame 6042 252 4.80 Two-year starter Charlotte, NC. Had his 2019 season cut short because of a broken leg. Brother of current Lions’ defensive end Romeo Okwara. A native of Nigeria who moved to the states when he was eight years old. Had a very solid 2018 where his burst and bend were able to disrupt the opposition. However he disappeared and seemed like a different player before his injury as a senior. The position he plays, the last name, and his 2018 could cause a team to gamble but he is more developmental than he is ready for NFL action. Long, angular build with a frame that will hold more healthy weight over time. Still growing into his frame. Bendy around the edge capable of sharp cuts and tight turns. Flashes the ability to get under a blocker despite his height with balance and power. Effective use of long arms, will prevent a blocker from getting a firm lock onto his chest. Multiple in his alignment at Notre Dame. Relentless in pursuit that will make hustle plays. Always involved, always going after the action. Needs time to develop his strength and power arsenal. Doesn’t strike a defender with any force. Can be swallowed up by size, notably so against the run. Not a stout presence at all. Had one year of quality production and is coming off a broken leg. 2019 stats: 19 T, 7 TFL, 5 sacks, 7 QBH, 2 FF, 1 BK. No workout at Combine. Third/fourth round. (A-34 3/8, H-10 1/4, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).