Vikings Draft 2019: Head to Head – Charles Omenihu vs. Dre’Mont Jones

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Charles Omenihu
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Charles Omenihu /
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(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Charles Omenihu
(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Charles Omenihu /

Run Defense

Jones is an excellent run defender. He keeps his eyes on the ball carrier while also being engaged with his man and then he has an arsenal of moves to shake free and work his way to the running back, finally making the tackle. He can also use his quick get-off to fly past his man and get to the ball carrier before he reaches the line of scrimmage.

Omenihu is also a solid run defender. He uses his long arms to create separation between him and his intended blocker and he is great at locating the ball carrier and working his way to him, before eventually swallowing him up with his huge guns.

This one is hard to judge off of film alone, so we will have to go to the stats. Omenihu had 115 total tackles at Texas and Dre’Mont Jones racked up 114 total tackles. By the slimmest of margins, Omenihu takes it.

Advantage: Omenihu

Pass Rush

Jones can get to the quarterback in many different ways. He is extremely quick off the ball and he can just flat out beat his man on pure speed alone. Jones can also bend and get below his blocker or just plow him over with his power.

Omenihu also is explosive off the snap. He uses his lengthy arms to create separation and then throws his blocker off on his way to the quarterback. Omenihu also brings added versatility as he can line up outside at defensive end in certain sets. He finished his Longhorn career with 19.5 sacks and 30 tackles for a loss and Dre’Mont Jones ended his run at Ohio State with 9.5 sacks and 22 tackles for a loss.

Like my grandma used to always say, Shakira’s hips and numbers don’t lie.

Advantage: Omenihu