Romeo Okwara
Romeo Okwara
25-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Detroit Lions
2020 Fantasy Outlook
A breakout 2018 campaign in which Okwara logged 7.5 sacks was followed up by a disappointing total of 1.5 in 2019. Having also never reached 40 tackles in a year through four seasons, Okwara is a hard sell as an IDP prospect despite his starting role, especially after the Lions drafted no other than Okwara's brother -- 2020 third-rounder Julian Okwara out of Notre Dame -- to compete for playing time. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $6.8 million contract with the Lions in March of 2019.
Double-digit sacks in 2020
DEDetroit Lions
January 15, 2021
Okwara recorded 44 tackles, 10 sacks, one pass breakup and three forced fumbles in 2020.
ANALYSIS
After logging a lowly 1.5 sacks in 2019, Okwara provided plenty of reason to believe his breakout 2018 campaign (7.5 sacks) was no fluke. The Notre Dame product was one of 10 players to notch double-digit sacks in 2020 and he accomplished the feat with very little help around him as the Lions finished near last in the league in most defensive categories, including yards allowed (32nd) and points allowed (32nd). Now an unrestricted free agent, the 25-year-old pass-rusher seems poised for a nice payday this offseason.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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Detroit LionsLions 2020 DE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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74867%
35331%
30928%
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21219%
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2020 Romeo Okwara Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Romeo Okwara's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
274 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.90 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.53 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.38 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
23 reps
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
34.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2016
Okwara broke out in 2018 with a team-leading 7.5 sacks for Detroit. However, the team then went out and spent big money on defensive end Trey Flowers in free agency to join a roster that already includes 2018 fourth-round steal Da'Shawn Hand. Mike Daniels was then brought on before training camp. While Okwara has garnered plenty of action with the first-team defense in training camp and the preseason while Hand nurses an arm injury, it's possible Okwara could revert to a rotational role behind Hand when both are fully healthy.
Reserve defensive end, competing for a roster spot.
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Notches ninth sack
DEDetroit Lions
December 28, 2020
Okwara recorded two solo tackles, including a sack, and a forced fumble in Saturday's 47-7 loss to the Buccaneers.
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Takes down Trubisky
DEDetroit Lions
December 9, 2020
Okwara posted four solo tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Bears.
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Notches sack in close win
DEDetroit Lions
November 16, 2020
Okwara registered four total tackles, including one sack, during the Lions' 30-27 win against Washington on Sunday.
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Gets sack during loss to Colts
DEDetroit Lions
November 2, 2020
Okwara collected six tackles and one sack during Sunday's 41-21 loss to Indianapolis.
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Tacks on two sacks
DEDetroit Lions
October 26, 2020
Okwara recorded three solo tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in Sunday's 23-22 win over the Falcons.
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