"“The athletic profile here is exciting. Has the type of juice out of his stance that puts considerable stress on offensive tackles to keep pace up the arc. Surprisingly good ability to convert speed to power and condense the pocket…Complements his burst with good flexibility throughout his frame and the ability to corner. Comfortable worker in space and he flows well in all directions.”"
This description has “elite pass rusher” written all over it. It also seems to indicate that there’s a great chance the 22-year-old defensive end will be one of the top performers at the combine. If that’s the case, it could be enough to cause the Bengals to fall in love with the idea of adding yet another player who can disrupt the quarterback, despite their needs at other positions.
In their quest to rebuild, the Cincinnati Bengals will have to solve the puzzle of how to contain players like Lamar Jackson on the way. It’s prospects like Okwara who could do so and help them reclaim the AFC North crown.