Julian Okwara
Julian Okwara
23-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Detroit Lions
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Christmas at the Okwara household this winter may be a little awkward after Julian Okwara was drafted to potentially take over the starting spot his brother, Romeo, currently holds with Detroit. While Romeo will have more of an advantage over the highly-drafted rookie than most veterans usually do - thanks to all the practice time missed due to COVID-19 - Julian clearly appears to be the superior prospect of the two. It might be more of a surprise if Julian doesn't carve out some sort of rotational role before long. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.93 million contract with the Lions in June of 2020.
Activated off IR
DEDetroit Lions
December 22, 2020
Okwara was activated from injured reserve Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.
Okwara has not taken the field since Week 6, as he has been nursing an undisclosed injury. Primarily a reserve and special teams contributor, the defensive end should not be expected to see a ton of action Sunday against the Buccaneers.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Julian 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.
6' 4"
252 lbs
Bench Press
27 reps
Hand Length
10.25 in
Arm Length
34.38 in
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Designated for return
DEDetroit Lions
December 2, 2020
The Lions designated Okwara (undisclosed) for return from injured reserve Wednesday.
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Placed on IR
DEDetroit Lions
October 21, 2020
Okwara (undisclosed) was placed on IR on Wednesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
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Won't play versus Packers
DEDetroit Lions
Coach's Decision
September 20, 2020
Okwara (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Packers.
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Joins brother in Detroit
DEDetroit Lions
April 24, 2020
The Lions selected Okwara in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 67th overall.
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