NFL scouts from all over the league made the trip north on Monday to get a taste of Manitoba Bisons’ defensive lineman, David Onyemata.
The 23 year old is being pegged for the upcoming NFL draft and Monday was an opportunity for the 6’4″, 300 lbs Onyemata to show off his skill.
17 teams had representatives including defensive line coaches Bill Johnson of the New Orleans Saints and Chris Wilson of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Onyemata went through a full workout at the Manitoba Bisons’ football facility. He posted a 33 in the vertical jump, ran the 40 yard dash in 5.06 as the scouts, Bison coaching staff and teammates watched on.
Onyemata just finished his fourth season with the Bisons and was selected as the 2015 J.P. Metras Trophy winner for ‘Outstanding Down Lineman of the Year in CIS Football’. He was also named 2015 CIS First Team All-Canadian at the defensive tackle position along with earning 2015 Canada West All-Star Team selection.
Onyemata only started playing football four years ago when he moved from Nigeria to Winnipeg to pursue an education and decided to give the sport a try.
He has been in California for the last few months training with NFL players. His agent, Carter Chow, expects him to be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft that takes place April 28-30.
— 680 CJOB Sports (@CJOBSports) March 14, 2016