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2016 NFL Draft Results: Grading the David Onyemata Pick

With their fourth round pick, the Saints have selected DT David Onyemata. How do you grade the pick?

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With the 120th overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints have selected Canadian Defensive Tackle, David Onyemata.

Here is a look at the newest Saint, from


Big, powerful frame. Has some violence and jolt in his punch. Big hands with good arm length. Has potential to be snap­-winner at point of attack with NFL coaching. Features explosion and thrust from hips to channel his power. Good movement skills with experience inside and outside. Has ability to shuck and tackle against run and instincts should improve over time. Shows ability to hold ground against power when pad level is right. Frame should accept more mass.


Tremendously raw and inexperienced. Has played the game for just four years and may not be ready to contribute on a regular basis for at least a couple of years. Pass rushes too often resort to power on power. Doesn't seem to have any plan as a rusher at this time.


Intriguing, ascending prospect who garnered the attention of several NFL teams at his pro day in Winnipeg, Canada, and Onyemata did not disappoint. His combination of pure power and explosion could have teams considering him as early as the second day, but he still needs more coaching and experience before he ever plays at that level. Onyemata has the potential to become an eventual NFL starter on the interior.

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Saints 2016 NFL Draft Picks

Round Pick Overall Player
1 12 12 Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
2 16 47 Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio St.
2 30 61 Vonn Bell, S, Ohio St.
4 22 120 David Onyemata, DT, Manitoba
7 16 237

Saints Team Needs

  • Defensive End
  • Defensive Tackle
  • Linebacker
  • Guard
  • Wide Receiver
  • Defensive Back

Saints Draft Resources

NFL Draft Schedule

Saturday, April 30  - 11 a.m. CT (Rounds 4-6 - 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 - 4 Minutes Per Pick)

NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 will televise the draft.

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