Standouts from the East-West Shrine Game that Redskins could target
On the second touchdown of the game for the East squad, Benny LeMay had a nice touchdown run. But on the play, LeMay wasn’t the only player to stand out.
Michael Onwenu, the Michigan product playing right guard, had an excellent block that afforded LeMay the opportunity to score.
At the point of attack, Onwenu generated a lot of push against the opposing defender and drove him back to the goal line. By virtue of blasting that hole open, LeMay had plenty of space to break through the line of scrimmage and was able to get in for the score. But Onwenu basically pushed his defender the distance that LeMay needed to get the touchdown.
The Redskins could use some help at the guard position. They have a couple of starters set to hit free agency in Brandon Scherff and Ereck Flowers and while 2019 fourth-round pick Wes Martin may be ready for a bigger role, the team could still use some extra depth. As such, Onwenu could fit the bill as a potential late-round option for the team.
Onwenu (6-foot-2, 349 pounds) will certainly be an interior lineman at the next level. His strong blocking in the Shrine Game should give him a chance to emerge as a Day 3 pick, especially given that he was a multi-year starter for the Wolverines.