2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Athletic pass rusher who can line up in a three-point stance or stand over tackle. Rarely off his feet, breaks down well and uses his hands to protect himself. Fluid when asked to twist or stunt, easily changes direction and plays with balance. Gets depth on pass drops, covers a lot of area on the field and bends off the edge. Keeps his feet moving and wraps up tackling.
Does not show great instincts or ball awareness. Possesses a thin build. Slow to get back to balance off the initial block. Occasionally late with his hands and must develop more moves.
Okwara flashed dominance throughout his college career and is a versatile defender who can play in a multitude of schemes. He needs to polish his techniques and line up in a system that does not ask him to read and react, but Okwara will be a productive three-down defender at the next level if properly coached.